NINE INCH NAILS share artwork and second video from new ADD VIOLENCE EP out THIS FRIDAY, justify all my INDISCRIMINATE CAPS

NINE INCH NAILS share artwork and second video from new ADD VIOLENCE EP out THIS FRIDAY, justify all my INDISCRIMINATE CAPS
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I probably wouldn’t even normally be sitting here telling you all this, but…let’s face facts, guys: A) Trent Reznor’s whole CREEPY BADASS ZOMBIE-ELVIS SEX SYMBOL CACHE HAS NEVER BEEN HIGHER. And B) I FUCKING LOVE a plausible excuse for WRITING THINGS IN CAPS, and Nine Inch Nails are perfect for that kind of intense-looking shit. So yeah; let’s DO THIS, before it’s too late!

First: Reznor (and…Atticus Ross, I guess?) announced a new EP just last week, entitled ADD VIOLENCE. Being billed as a companion to last December’s Not The Actual Events EP, the new one is out THIS FRIDAY — July 21 — on digital (which, only in NIN’s case, strikes me as the “preferred format” anyway). It also includes a limited-edition “physical component” which “COMMENCES SHIPPING WEEK OF AUGUST 7” when you pre-order it directly from the CAPS MASTER himself.

Oh, and there’s also a full-on-obsolete CD edition “COMING SEPTEMBER 1,” in case your family’s minivan still has a CD player in it or whatever.

Second: he/they also unveiled the EP’s first single, the satisfyingly-profane “LESS THAN,” via a suitably mind-bending video clip “DIRECTED BY BROOK LINDER.” (I swear, this shit is all totally written in CAPS on their website!)

Third: just yesterday, he/they unveiled the EP’s elaborate BACK COVER, stating on NIN.com: “REMEMBER WHEN RECORDS HAD BACK COVERS? NO? MAYBE THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT.” You can puzzle over it for yourself down below.

Forth: THIS MORNING, we got a second cut from the EP, an artwork-themed video clip for the stumbling, delay-soaked, undead-ballad “THIS ISN’T THE PLACE.” You can check it (as well as last week’s clip) right underneath that IMPORTANT-AS-FUCK back cover, followed by the full EP tracklist (WRITTEN IN ALL-CAPS, PLUS SOME MORE SWEARING) and a list of the “band’s” upcoming live appearances.

DON’T BE A PRUDE. CHECK IT ALL OUT:


ADD VIOLENCE fucking track the-fuck listing:

01. LESS THAN
02. THE LOVERS
03. THIS ISN’T THE PLACE
04. NOT ANYMORE
05. THE BACKGROUND WORLD

Nine Inch Nails - 2017 Festival Dates

07.23.17 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
07.30.17 - New York, NY - Panorama Festival
09.15.17 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
10.21.17 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Fest

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