You’ve likely heard that label free and piracy condoning Trent Reznor’s teemed with Oprah and Robyn’s favorite poet-type musician Saul Williams to help him release his new, wonderfully titled album The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of NiggyTardust! all In Rainbows-like. Yup, yup, you can pay $5 or nothing to download it in three possible formats, 192kbit/s mp3, 320kbit/s mp3 and Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC). If you give nothing, you get the 192 by default, which is only fair, cheap-o. Trent and Saul have it all covered. Right, a new Williams album track called “Break” somehow “leaked” around the eve of the album’s proper release.
We were tipped to a note at nin.com wherein Trent gives the news:
Seems like someone leaked a track…
“Somebody.” Reznor even goes ahead and provides a link to thepiratebay.org. Appreciate the sliding scale, but all these new marketing shenanigans are giving us a headache. Oh, right, pretty ok song.
The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of NiggyTardust! is out 11/1 via niggytardust.com.