We first heard “Keep it together” from Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig’s How to destroy angels_ last month, and now the band has released a performance video for the track. Honestly, as performances go, it’s not exactly, like, Trash Talk or something. It’s three virtually motionless people in near-total darkness: two dudes in black T-shirts pressing buttons and twirling knobs, and one somnambulant woman at a microphone. Still, it does reflect my fantasy vision of Reznor and Maandig’s home life: I like to imagine them hanging around on any random weekday afternoon, glowering in unlit rooms, illuminated only by the glow of LED lights and computer screens. Check it out.
An omen_ is out on 11/13 via Columbia.