I’m a HUGE Nine Inch Nails fan. Funny story – I recently met a stripper who shared the love I had for Nine Inch Nails back in the late 90’s, early 2000’s. We spoke about how we just had to own every “halo,” every import, bootleg video, etc. etc. Nine Inch Nails as a band kind of called it quits recently, and while it bummed me out, since Trent Reznor’s latest studio effort, Year Zero, was one of his best, I think it may have been a good time for the band to take a break. There’s a fine line between a band having a “distinctive sound,” and every album sounding similar, and I think NIN skirted that since their album The Fragile.
Reznor has formed a band with his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, How to Destroy Angels, and their first single, “A Drowning” can be heard by listening below. I think we can all agree it’s very NIN-ish, but Maandig’s voice is actually pretty haunting and the song is, in my opinion, pretty damn good. Though it’s 7-minutes long, it never once feels like it. I look forward to How to Destroy Angels’ upcoming EP, due out this summer.
Oh, and as for the stripper, you’re damn right I got a lapdance to some NIN!