From TR: “I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”
Sorry for the radio silence lately… I’ve been busy! There’s a number of things to be revealed over the coming months. Some you may expect, others you may not. Patience, my friends.
Today’s news is about my band How To Destroy Angels. I’m happy to announce we’ve formally partnered with Columbia Records for our next series of releases. The first of these will be available in November and it’s called An Omen EP. As you may have guessed, it’s an EP. It contains six songs, some of which are from our full-length LP which is coming early next year.
We are making some videos, we are going to be performing live, and that’s all the details I have for now on those matters.
Regarding our decision to sign with Columbia, we’ve really spent a long time thinking about things and it makes sense for a lot of reasons, including a chance to work with our old friend Mark Williams. There’s a much more granular and rambling answer I could give (and likely will in an interview someplace) but it really comes down to us experimenting and trying new things to see what best serves our needs. Complete independent releasing has its great points but also comes with shortcomings.
We are all very excited about you checking out the new stuff. Wish I could tell you more, but you know how this works… it would take all the fun out of it!
Music composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are joined by sound re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor Ren Klyce to discuss their work on “The Social Network”. The discussion was moderated by Bruce Carse.
Filmed on Sunday, November 7th, 2010
DGA Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Trent and Atticus’ score for David Fincher’s The Social Network is available worldwide NOW. It’s available directly from us as a $5 digital download (MP3 & lossless formats), or in a variety of physical formats including CD, Blu-ray, and vinyl (all of which include an immediate digital download). You can also get a free five-track sampler.
The Social Network has been receiving rave reviews. It opens this Friday in the US, and a full list of international release dates can be found here.
Trent and Atticus have scored David Fincher’s upcoming film The Social Network. A free, five-track EP of music from the film is available HERE right now along with various purchasing options for the entire soundtrack, which will be released 9/28.
The Social Network opens October 1.
UPDATE: We’ve posted an exclusive clip from the film on the soundtrack page. We’ve also released multitracks from the score and are having a remix contest. Check facebook.com/TSNsoundtrack for all the details.
This is what Atticus and I have been working on for the last few months. We had a great time working with David Fincher on this and the film turned out excellent – something we’re very proud of. It opens in theatres Oct 1 and you should check it out.
Musically, this all came out of our secret laboratory – electronic in basis, but mostly organic sounding. Lots of experiments and emphasis on sound fraying around the edges while focusing on the proper emotional tone for the various scenes.
Regarding the purchase options, sorry about the “clunkiness” of not offering the full record digital download pre-sale (and having to visit Amazon). My agenda was to be able to offer this for the lowest possible price and this was the best way to achieve that. Amazon has been a great partner with past projects and I appreciate your understanding.
How To Destroy Angels, the new band featuring Mariqueen Maandig, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross are releasing their debut EP as a free download on June 1st. If you pre-order you’ll get one new track, “The Believers,” immediately. A selection of merchandise is also available.
The EP will be released on CD July 6th, with a vinyl release TBA. For updates, follow @destroyangels on Twitter, or on Facebook here.