I just got The Downward Spiral Deluxe, and it's like... hum... i guess it'll be hard to hear something else in a while ;D I'm not an "old" NIN fan, only got to hear "them" properly when The Fragile came out, but since then it's become part of me. I can't really pick one album out of all his great work, since each one represents a step in his creative career. The only thing i really don't like are the enormous amounts of remixes of doubtful quality he released (though I like some, like "Slipping Away" or "The Great Collapse"). I also can't wait for With Teeth to come out, though I think many die-hard fans will be disappointed. I've already heard leaks of a couple of songs, and it seems very different from his previous works. Still, I'll buy it for sure, but may is so far away...
I'll tell you why as soon as I have them in my grubby little paws, then you will feel me jumping up and down.....
Do you see what occurs behind the eyes of a fallen angel Well, oh well.. Apparently nothing... at all[/b] "Keenan: Turn off your television. Go do something."[/i] Expect nothing and avoid disappointment
Post by Bastardometer on Mar 25, 2005 0:29:03 GMT -5
Billboard.com is reporting that NINE INCH NAILS has drafted Photek and DFA to remix tracks from the group's upcoming album, "With Teeth", due May 3 via Interscope. Photek has remixed first single "The Hand That Feeds", while it is unknown what tracks DFA has tackled.
"I met Rupert [Parkes of Photek] during the mixing of 'With Teeth'. I've always loved his work and [he] was the first person I thought of when the top of remixing came up," NIN's Trent Reznor wrote on the band's official web site. He added that DFA is "doing the most interesting production work out there, in my opinion."
Reznor also revealed that "With Teeth" will be available as both a regular CD and a DualDisc, the latter of which will feature "higher resolution stereo mixes as well as surround mixes I was involved in." The video for "The Hand That Feeds" will also be included.
"As far as the packaging, we're doing something that feels right to me but deviates from the norm," Reznor said. "I have always thought the format of the CD effectively put an end to album artwork. [So] we designed something that feels in touch with how people experience music in 2005. We will be opening ourselves up for criticism here but I assure you when you see the big picture, it will all make sense."
Any guesses as to what kind of packaging this could be ? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Post by Bastardometer on Mar 25, 2005 14:13:56 GMT -5
NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor spoke to Canada's Chart Attack last week about the group's new album, "With Teeth", and NIN's current tour of more "intimate" venues.
On the tour:
"We wanted to do it because itâ€™s fun, I like playing those size shows. But also we really werenâ€™t sure how big a venue we could play. We were kind of seeing how tickets went for this and if it warranted coming back.
"I would imagine on the fall tour it will be more thought out, and probably the production will be up several notches, but thatâ€™s all hypothesis."
On the criticism that the new single, "The Hand That Feeds", boasts a more "mainstream" direction than NIN's past offerings:
"Well, there are no songs like that on 'The Fragile'. 'Hand That Feeds' has an immediacy to it. The good part of it is, is that you can latch onto it. The bad part of it is that that's what burns out the quickest. Someone leaked it on the Internet and I made the mistake of being led to some fucking discussion boards of people bitching about what it sounds like. Fuck you. Out of the context of the album, it's probably the most accessible thing I've done, so I understand your concerns. But the copy that got out was off a cassette and it sounded terrible. Having a smattering of stuff that goes from accessible to things that are more unusual, more interesting, I think that's good. It wasn't a calculated attempt to get on the radio."
In other news, Rolling Stone magazine has published a review of the opening concert of NINE INCH NAILS' U.S. tour, which took place on Wednesday in Fresno, California.
Heres the review :
Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor told Rolling Stone during last year's Grammy weekend that he was "coming back to combat all the shitty music out there." Well, it took thirteen months, but, last night, Reznor brought the fight back to his most effective battleground, returning to the stage at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, California.
Backed by the newest incarnation of his ever-evolving band, Reznor debuted material from the group's long-awaited, With Teeth, due May 3rd, and delved liberally into his back catalogue for a ferocious eighty-minute set.
A buffed-up and black-clad Reznor took the stage at nine to a standing ovation from the capacity crowd, most of whom were also in black and wearing NIN shirts from past tours. He opened with a one-two punch of two new tracks: "Love Is Not Enough" and the brutal "You Know What You Are," a song whose venom recalls John Lennon's "How Do You Sleep." Despite the fact the majority of the crowd hadn't heard the new material, they quickly picked up on the latter track's refrain of, "Don't you fucking know what you are," turning it into one of the many of the night's sing-alongs.
The energy in the theater mounted with a savage "March of the Pigs" -- although Reznor, performing for the first time in more than four years, wore a huge grin as he sang the line, "Doesn't it make you feel better." Reznor acknowledged his absence from the stage simply by saying, "It's been a long fucking time," to a roar of cheers. He added, "This is an old favorite -- of mine, that is," before launching into "Burn," from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack.
Before the new album's title track, a scathing look at a relationship's broken promises, Reznor approached the microphone like a prize fighter, psyching himself out with a yell and jumping up and down as the four musicians behind him began the opening notes. The song moves from a booming rock beat to a tender keyboard interlude, with Reznor singing repeatedly, "I can't go through this again."
Among the other new songs debuted were "The Hand That Feeds," which mixed Reznor's snarl with an infectious pop beat that even prompted a few women in the audience to start dancing, and the distortion-laden "The Lines Begin to Blur." As for classic material, NIN offered up "Closer," "Terrible Lie," "Piggy," "Wish" and "Starfuckers, Inc.," among other hits.
The crowd stayed with Reznor and mates in the softer moments as well, breaking out lighters old-school style for a sing-along rendition of "Hurt," which found the frontman behind a keyboard at center stage.
The night ended at 10:30, surprisingly sans encore, with a raucous performance of "Head Like a Hole." Actually, no encore was necessary, as Reznor and band had made their point: Nine Inch Nails are back.
Post by Bastardometer on Mar 28, 2005 14:02:56 GMT -5
According to VibrantSound.com, the Japanese edition of NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "With Teeth", will include three bonus tracks: "Home" (which has been played every show the band's current U.S. tour) and mixes of "Right Where It Belongs" and "The Hand that Feeds". The complete track listing is as follows:
01. All The Love In The World 02. You Know What You Are? 03. Collector 04. Hand That Feeds 05. Love Is Not Enough 06. Every Day Is Exactly The Same 07. With Teeth 08. Only 09. Getting Smaller 10. Sunspots 11. Line Begins To Blur 12. Beside You In Time 13. Right Where It Belongs 14. Home (bonus track) 15. Right Where It Belongs (version 2) (bonus track) 16. Hand That Feeds (rough mix) (bonus track)
"With Teeth" is scheduled for release in Japan on April 27. A U.S. release will follow on May 3. The CD, which is said to be "more song-orientated" than 1999's "The Fragile", was recorded in part at Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, Ca., and features a guest appearance on drums by former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl. Mixing duties were handled by Alan Moulder (THE CURE, SMASHING PUMPKINS).
NINE INCH NAILS' current touring lineup features mainman Trent Reznor alongside guitarist Aaron North, bassist Jeordie White (A PERFECT CIRCLE, ex-MARILYN MANSON), keyboardist Allesandro Cortini and drummer Jerome Dillon.