Nine Inch Nails’ Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor recently guested on Song Exploder to talk about their song “The Lovers,” off of this year’s ADD VIOLENCE. Reznor chatted about sonic inspiration and the way he tries to come up with a very particular vibe for a song before recording concrete ideas. Ross says that … More »
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have teamed up once again to serve up a spooky treat for this very special October Friday the 13th. (Boo!) They’ve covered John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween theme music. You can hear their rendition of it below, and check out our recent interview with Carpenter. More »
It’s a huge day for new album releases, and we’ve collected most of the major titles here for your streaming pleasure. The list does not include some of the noteworthy albums that streamed ahead of release, including titles from Hundred Waters, Emily Haines, Washer, and Antibalas. More »
Back in January, it was announced that Nine Inch Nails collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross would be scoring the upcoming 10-part, 18-hour Ken Burns documentary “The Vietnam War.” Now they’ve shared more details about the project, with the 17-track, two-disc package out next month. In addition, the film’s 38-track companion soundtrack … More »
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have had a hand in quite a few film soundtracks, including the forthcoming Patriots Day and recent Before The Flood, as well as The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl. And now, The New York Times is reporting that Reznor and Ross … More »
Trent Reznor has finally released his much-anticipated Nine Inch Nails EP Not The Actual Events, which he made with his newest collaborator and bandmate, Atticus Ross. The five-tracker is “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record,” according to Reznor, and the first song he’s made available for listening, “Burning Bright (Fields On Fire),” certainly fits this idea. Chaotic as ever, we hear Reznor’s brash vocals accompanying angry, pounding electric guitar chords for an explosion of sound whose darkness is palpable.
The EP also showcases Reznor’s unrelenting musical standards; nearly three decades after he founded the band, he remains fully capable of creating timeless, avant-garde sounds that maintain Nine Inch Nails’ reputation as one of the more forward-thinking bands in existence.
Not The Actual Events is out today, December 23 — just in time to meet the 2016 deadline announced by Reznor one year ago.
Trent Reznor will officially deliver on the promise he made late last year to release new music as Nine Inch Nails in 2016. Announced via the NIN website, a new EP titled Not The Actual Events, which Reznor created with “now official bandmate” Atticus Ross, will be released this Friday, December 23, 2016.
Not The Actual Events is supposedly an “unexpected left turn” from NIN’s 2013 album, Hesitation Marks. Reznor describes the self-release as “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record,” a description that, although quite vague, points toward a darker side of NIN.
Being a Grammy-winning film composer on top of his other musical accolades, Reznor knows how to bring a story to life with sound. Although some fans may have yearned for a full-length LP, he states, as a matter of fact, that a five-track EP “ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”
Not The Actual Events is available for pre-order now from the NIN store as a 180g 1-sided vinyl or a limited digital + physical bundle. The EP will be available on all digital platforms on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Trent Reznor and frequent partner Atticus Ross worked with Mogwai and Gustavo Santolalla to score Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate change documentary Before The Flood. We’ve already heard their soundtrack, and now the entire film is available online for free. Watch it below. More »
The crack team of Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Mogwai, and Gustavo Santolalla assembled to score the new Leonardo DiCaprio climate change documentary Before The Flood. As you might expect from that group, their soundtrack is full of very pretty ambient music with just a hint of darkness, and you can now stream it in full … More »
Yesterday, Trent Reznor previewed a short snippet of music from his score for the Leonardo DiCaprio climate change documentary Before The Flood, which he made alongside Atticus Ross, Mogwai, and Gustavo Santolalla. Today, he’s shared the full version of the track, which is called “A Minute To Breathe,” and it comes paired with … More »