Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks on 180g 2LP + CD
Hesitation Marks is the new full-length album from Nine Inch Nails. Recorded in secret over the last year, Trent Reznor teamed with producers Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder to create the first new music from Nine Inch Nails in five years. Wide ranging guest artists on Hesitation Marks include Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew and bassist Pino Palladino (The Who, Paul Simon D'Angelo, Adele). The 14-song set is preceded by the lead single “Came Back Haunted." The song's video was directed by David Lynch, the first collaboration between the acclaimed artist and Reznor since 1997's Lost Highway soundtrack.
Rolling Stone observed, "['Came Back Haunted'] rides a sleek electronic bassline over a jittery, popping beat that is increasingly overlaid with swirls of synthesizers as the tune builds to a slashing guitar break…Reznor sings with restrained, clenched-jaw intensity, his voice enveloped by the music." SPIN summed it up in one word: "Awesome." Billboard praised "Came Back Haunted" as "a bouncy electronic track with flourishes of NIN's familiar gritty electric guitar" while Entertainment Weekly hailed it as "new classic Trent" and People called the track "electro-fying."
“I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately,” said Reznor. “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!”
“We are thrilled at Columbia to work with a true renaissance artist like Trent Reznor on the return of Nine Inch Nails and an exciting new chapter of innovative music from them,” commented Rob Stringer, Chairman of Columbia Records.
The band is performing at a number of festivals this summer, including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Leeds, Reading, Made In America and the Voodoo Festival. The new Nine Inch Nails lineup – Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Robin Finck, Trent Reznor and Ilan Rubin – will debut on July 26 at the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan. The show will mark Nine Inch Nails’ first live performance in nearly four years.
Nine Inch Nails is considered a pioneer in the industrial music movement and has been highly influential in the evolution of electronic music. Its recordings – which include the RIAA Platinum-certified Pretty Hate Machine (1989), Broken (1992), The Downward Spiral (1994) and With Teeth (2005) – have revolutionized detailed digital production.
The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, released a remarkable series of singles, including the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits “The Hand That Feeds,” “Only,” “Every Day Is Exactly the Same” and “Survivalism,” and received two Grammy awards. Building on Nine Inch Nails’ long history of soundtrack work, Reznor, together with Ross, scored the David Fincher films The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, winning an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy in the process.
The vinyl edition of Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks is pressed on two black 180 gram LPs housed in a gatefold jacket and includes a CD insert of the album.
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks Track Listing:
1. The Eater of Dreams
2. Copy of A
3. Came Back Haunted
4. Find My Way
5. All Time Low
2. Various Methods of Escape
4. I Would for You
5. In Two
6. While I'm Still Here
7. Black Noise