Friday, 6/26/20

An interview with Robert + Jeffrey from JCRT about outfitting Nine Inch Nails

Interview with Robert and Jeffrey of JCRT about outfitting Nine Inch Nails

Look, as a kid who grew up to be a computer developer, fashion was never really on my radar, which anyone who's met me and seen how I've dressed can confirm. I've gotten better about not being completely oblivious about what I'm wearing, or to what people around me are wearing.

That sent me down a rabbit hole last year, as I learned some interesting details about some of the folks who developed the wardrobe worn by Trent, Danny, Charlie, Robin & Jerome when they toured in support of The Fragile. We also talk about their current brand, JCRT, which focuses on high quality plaid shirts that are influenced by album covers, movie posters, and one particular design that got this whole thing started.

Not your typical Nine Inch Nails update, but I really enjoyed the storytelling that come out in the interview, and you can read the whole thing exclusively here.

I'll be doing a follow up soon (you can read more about that in the story) - thanks again to Robert and Jeffrey for taking the time to make all this happen!
Wednesday, 6/24/20

Deadline goes in depth on Watchmen OST

HBO opened up the full season of Watchmen over the weekend, no doubt because Donald Trump wanted to hold a rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth. There's been a lot of new press about the series as a result. Matt Grobar spoke with Trent and Atticus in this interview on Deadline, which goes into some depth about the process of scoring the series - and how writing music for television can be very different from scoring a film.
Tuesday, 6/23/20

The Television Academy interviews Trent and Atticus

You know, the Emmys? That Academy. Matt Powell interviewed Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross about scoring film - not only touching on some of their earlier work, but talking about doing period-appropriate music for Watchmen and the upcoming David Fincher film, Mank
"Everything in Mank is real instruments, there's not one synthesizer in the whole thing," says Reznor. "In that sense it's completely different from anything we've done."

Having written a 1940s orchestral score, the composers now find themselves in the bizarre situation of trying to record it, using period instrumentation and recording techniques, during a global quarantine.

Recording new music during a pandemic lockdown has its challenges. It's a good, if somewhat quick read - click here to head over to emmys.com and read it.
Monday, 6/22/20

The Social Network vinyl coming to retailers in the fall

Folks who placed a pre-order for The Social Network OST we shared yesterday have begun to receive emails with a message that goes something like this:

"This version of the release was posted in error, and we have just learned it will not be available to retailers. Rough Trade will be carrying another version of the same album due for release this coming September."

There have been one or two other record shops that have posted listings online that will likely be in the same situation. Signs point to this being a bad bit of data coming out - the repress does appear to be legitimate, and appears to be part of the Universal Music Enterprises catalog, but that July release date is up in the air until you see something different from the official NIN website.

That gives you some time to sock away forty bucks though!
Saturday, 6/20/20

The Social Network getting a vinyl repress next month

At least, that's what it looks like based on this pre-order page at Rough Trade, where the 2xLP is listed for $36.99 - an absolute bargain, given that it's never sold for less than $100 Discogs. Rough Trade lists the release date as July 24, 2020 - a little early for the 10 year anniversary, but who's counting?