Now deeply into the “do regardless of the hell I need, once I need” part of his profession, Trent Reznor introduced right now that 9 Inch Nails will drop a brand new EP every week from tomorrow. And since Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross are, like everybody else, conscious about the shitshow surrounding us as of late, they’re calling the EP Add Violence.
Properly, we’re studying into that half. The official phrase is that the Add Violence is the second of a deliberate EP trilogy, which kicked off final December with the fine-but-unmemorable Not The Precise Occasions. The press launch additionally mentions that the trilogy’s “narrative arc” will emerge in Add Violence, together with its “clue-filled” cowl paintings and “accompanying bodily element,” which Reznor is promoting solely by way of NIN.com. That recollects the Easter-egg-laden story round 2007’s stable 12 months Zero, which put clues in regards to the album’s story on all the pieces from T-shirts to random thumb drives left at venues.
What’s most noticeable about “Much less Than,” the primary tune launched from the EP, is the way it seems like an amalgam of sounds from 9 Inch Nail’s practically 30-year historical past: the strikingly Fairly Hate Machine-esque synthesizer that opens the tune, the whirring sound mattress of distorted, distant guitar that’s a Reznor signature, and a propulsive, refrain, à la “Chunk The Hand That Feeds” or “Want,” that expertly layers all the components. Then the tune cuts off abruptly, one other Reznor go-to, like “1,000,000” from The Slip, “Capital G” on 12 months Zero, “Ruiner,” and an entire bunch of others.
“Much less Than” can be an amazing deal extra enjoyable (“enjoyable” being relative within the 9 Inch Nails world) than the darkish Not The Precise Occasions, which bodes nicely for Add Violence’s 4 different tracks. The complete monitor listing is under, and “Much less Than” could be streamed or downloaded right here. The band performs FYF Fest in LA July 23, Panorama Pageant in NYC July 30, Riot Fest in Chicago Sept. 15, and Aftershock Fest in Sacramento Oct. 21.
- Much less Than
- The Lovers
- This Isn’t The Place
- Not Anymore
- The Background World
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