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The first time I heard Nine Inch Nails, I was barely fourteen, hanging, unsupervised, with my friend at the time and his older brother — a “bad kid” judging by his pierced ear and Grateful Dead T-shirt. We sat on his dingy floor while he sparked a joint and asked us if we wanted to… More »

I didn’t write one of these lists last week because it was the day after Thanksgiving and that is simply not the type of thing that you do on the day after Thanksgiving. (What you do on the day after Thanksgiving, if you’re me, is wash so many dishes.) That means we have two weeks’… More »

I was listening to An omen_, the just-released EP from Trent Reznor’s How to destroy angels­_, and it made me feel a little warm inside. Odd, considering I was sitting in a frigid office building, listening to a song called “Ice Age.” Such is the power of nostalgia — Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails made… More »

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How to destroy angels_ – “Keep it together (Nosaj Thing Remix)”

Give Trent Reznor credit for staying on top of things long past the age when stars of his wattage have to keep paying attention. Consider, if you will, the man’s taste in remixers. He’s already recruited the British goth-dance trio Factory Floor to remix the How to destroy angels_ track “Keep it together,” a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2013 - 10:06 am

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Friday’s 5 Best Things

Peel back the surface and look past the picturesque valley backdrop. Forget about the gorgeous, sun-kissed young folk wearing next to nothing (or, on occasion, nothing). Go ahead and ignore the ridiculous hippie art splattering the landscape. Once you get past everything that suggests Coachella is a legit wonderful place, reality sets in. You’re i… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 20, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Photos: How to destroy angels_, DIIV @ Golden State Theatre, Monterey 4/17/13

Trent Reznor is a busy man these days. Along with a new Nine Inch Nails line-up hitting the festival circuit this year, Reznor is playing some dates with his band How to destroy angels_ which features fellow Nine Inch Nails member Alessandro Cortini, co-conspirator/producer Atticus Ross, Mariqueen Maandig, and creative director for Nine Inch Nail… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 18, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question — who is the most common Coachella archetype? The only data I have to cull from is my experience from last year’s first weekend, but the situation was vastly different. Then, I went… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Stream How to destroy angels_ Welcome oblivion

Well, this didn’t take long. Earlier this morning, we posted a stream of “And the sky began to scream,” a song from Welcome oblivion, the forthcoming debut album of Trent Reznor’s How to destroy angels_ project. (We’ve also seen the fucked-up “How long?” video.) And now, less than two hours later, the whole damn thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2013 - 10:41 am

How to destroy angels_ – “And the sky began to scream”

In a couple of weeks, Trent Reznor and how How to destroy angels_ project will release Welcome oblivion, their debut full-length album, the eventual logical follow-up to the two EPs they’ve already given us. We’ve heard the early single “How long?” and seen its squirmily brutal video, and now here’s another one: A vaguely industrial… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2013 - 9:02 am

How to destroy angels_ – “How long?” Video

Earlier this month, Trent Reznor’s How to destroy angels_ project announced the impending release of Welcome oblivion, their first-ever full-length. And today, we get our first taste of it. “How long?” is an oddly catchy bleep-rock single, probably the most immediately accessible thing Reznor’s done in years. The song’s video, however, is a little more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2013 - 10:13 am

How to destroy angels_ – “The Loop Closes” Video

How to destroy angels_, the new project that Trent Reznor formed with wife Mariqueen Maandig and frequent collaborator Atticus Ross in 2010, already have a pair of EPs to their name, including last year’s An omen_. And this morning, they’re announcing that they’re about ready to release their debut album. It’s called Welcome oblivion, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2013 - 11:15 am

How to destroy angels_ – “Ice Age (The Soft Moon Remix)”

Here’s one of those moments where the remixer and remixee are perfect complements to one another: Bleak Bay Area postpunkers the Soft Moon taking on “Ice Age,” the skeletal, insinuating dark-folk song from Trent Reznor’s How to destroy angels_ project. The Soft Moon remix leaves the spine of the song intact but adds foggy synth… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 12:09 pm

How to destroy angels_ – “Ice Age” Video

Just yesterday we published our Deconstruction of Trent Reznor’s musical legacy, and in the second sentence, there was a reference to “Ice Age,” a song featured on An omen_, the new EP from Reznor’s band How to destroy angels_. And today? They drop a video for that very song! Freaky. (Perhaps … an omen, indeed? More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 28, 2012 - 10:08 am

Stream How to destroy angels_ An omen_ EP

Next week, Trent Reznor’s new project How to destroy angels_ will release An omen_, their new EP. We’ve already heard first single “Keep it together,” and we’ve seen the live-in-studio video and heard the great Factory Floor remix. And now the entire EP is streaming online. Settling down for my first listen, it’s immediately striking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2012 - 9:51 am

How to destroy angels_ – “Keep It Together (Factory Floor Remix)”

Last month, we heard “Keep It Together,” the itchy, tense, near-trip-hop new single from Trent Reznor’s How to destroy angels_. Reznor and co. deserve props for figuring out exactly the right group to remix the track: The apocalyptic British goth-house trio Factory Floor, who have turned the track into a seven-minute ticking time bomb. Download… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 2, 2012 - 11:39 am

Watch How to destroy angels_ Perform “Keep it together”

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 1, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Telepathe – “Destroyer (Trent Reznor Alessandro Cortini Atticus Ross Remix)”

Hey, more new Trent Reznor today! The same day that Reznor debuts “Keep it together,” a new track from his How to destroy angels_ project, we get to hear his remix of a track from, of all people, the Brooklyn sputter-pop group Telepathe. Reznor did the remix with frequent collaborator Atticus Ross and former Nine… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2012 - 4:32 pm

How to destroy angels_ – “Keep it together”

We’re about a month away from the release of the Trent Reznor-scored videogame Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, but in the meantime, Trent has dropped the first bit of music from An omen_, the forthcoming EP by How to destroy angels_, the band featuring Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig. (Underscores and sentence-case structure i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 8, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Trent Reznor Unveils Bryan Ferry Cover, “Immigrant Song” Video

The theatrical release of David Fincher’s take on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo looms ever closer, which explains that creeping dread you’ve been feeling. And the Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross score for the film will have at least two actual songs attached, both of them covers. First, Reznor roped the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Trent Reznor On Nine Inch Nails’ Return

Trent Reznor seems to be back at the office after a crazy and celebratory week. He visited the Nine Inch Nails forum to update fans on his upcoming projects in a post called “Gold statues, silver bullets, tattoos and the continued destruction of angels.” After thanking fans he mentions that he and Atticus Ross are… More »

By: jessica / March 7, 2011 - 4:43 pm
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