Friday, 7/30/10

Hallo Spaceboy and Hurt, as performed by David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails

The first concert I'd ever attended was Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie at the Nissan Pavilion in 1995, with Prick opening the show. We got seats in the back of the pavilion, and even though the show was awesome (they played Closer to God!) my view was definitely lacking. Time went on, other tours came and went, but even with the release of Closure, there didn't seem to be any decent photos or video recordings from the tour, even amongst bootleggers. The first high quality video from around this time that emerged was the Night of Nothing DVD uploaded to The Pirate Bay near the end of 2007. I personally had given up seeking out anything from this tour, despite the unusual setlist.

So it's with great delight that I share with you these pro-shot videos with stereo soundboard audio, which showed up on Vimeo and have been sitting there quietly for two months before someone brought them to our attention. Note how in "Hallo Spaceboy" you've got both Chris Vrenna and Charlie Clouser on drums, with pretty much all of Bowie's band on stage accompanying NIN. What an awesome show. Anyway, without any further ado:

David Bowie: "HALO SPACE BOY" from video on Vimeo.

David Bowie and NIN: "Hurt" from video on Vimeo.

Director/Editor David Williams has a couple more videos from the tour on his Vimeo page, and we've reached out to him in the hopes that he's got even more footage to make available.
Wednesday, 7/28/10

SONOIO - New Project From Alessandro Cortini

Former touring member and current NIN-collaborator, Alessandro Cortini, has released details and a ton of pre-order links for his new project, Sonoio. Cortini has made several packages available, including a Geek Package that includes an actual synth device called the SuONOIO along with a digital download for the album, a signed digipack CD, a signed art print, a bonus EP and a t-shirt for $199.99. There's also a a Fan Bundle available for $59.99 that includes all of the above minus the SuONOIO device and a handful of other bundles similar to the HTDA release last month.


Check out the website here* and also feel free to download the first four tracks from the album for free right now.

*If you're having trouble accessing the site, we're working on a mirror here.
Tuesday, 7/06/10

How To Destroy Angels CD is out now

Today marks the release of the CD version of the How to Destroy Angels debut EP. According to the official Twitter account, details regarding the vinyl edition will be available in the near future. On a related note, fouchnickens posted a link on ETS to this new interview with Mariqueen. We'll update later on as we get pictures of the packaging of this release, which some have noted is marked as "sigil 2" along the bottom of the spine...

Thursday, 7/01/10

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross score David Fincher's new film

From the news feed...

I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How To Destroy Angels and some new NIN. Well, that plan didn't work out so well. David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook. I've always loved David's work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned. Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on.

Months later, I'm happy to tell you we're nearing the completion of this and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out. The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.

As Atticus and I near the end of the scoring process, we're looking forward to the next phase - distilling the large amount of music we've written for this down to a satisfying record (or two). The film opens Oct 1 in the US with the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that.

Speaking of the film... it's really fucking good. And dark!