Last year Trent Reznor handled his midlife crisis the way most any rational adult would: He quit Web 2.0, dissolved his iconic musical project, got married to the press-photo scene-stealer from West Indian Girl. Textbook midlife crisis stuff. After cleaning out his closet, and making room next to the dresser full of black muscle tees for his wife’s wardrobe, the erstwhile Nine Inch Nailer surreptitiously announced a new project yesterday called How To Destroy Angels, in conjunction with spouse Mariqueen Maandig. It’s his own little Handsome Furs. HTDA launched a band site which features a single promo photo of Mariqueen and a 40-second video in which Ms. Maandig-Reznor manipulates a Korg MS-20, teasing what the music might sound like. Andrew Youssef notes she’s Tweeted about being head-over-heels in love with that Korg, which may explain why Trent’s head-over-heels in love with her. Like Dr. Phil says, the couple that plays patchable vintage semi-modular monophonic synthesizers together, stays together. Check the video at howtodestroyangels.com for a taste.
How To Destroy Angels’ self-titled six-track debut EP is due this year. Date TBA.