Finally getting to listen to Hesitation Marks for the first time.
Reading all of your comments made me very excited. I feel like a kid.
"Nine Inch Nails feels bigger than it ever has," says a bemused Reznor. "Is it because we’re on Columbia? Is it scarcity? I don’t know, but it doesn’t feel bigger in the sense that we’ve desperately adopted some new clothing style. It feels organic, and it feels good not to be worrying about whether or not we shipped vinyl to the cool record store in Prague. I know that what we’re doing flies in the face of the Kickstarter Amanda-Palmer-Start-a-Revolution thing, which is fine for her, but I’m not super-comfortable with the idea of Ziggy Stardust shaking his cup for scraps. I’m not saying offering things for free or pay-what-you-can is wrong. I’m saying my personal feeling is that my album’s not a dime. It’s not a buck. I made it as well as I could, and it costs 10 bucks, or go fuck yourself."
Because 10 bucks is so expensive. Pick up another shift at McDonald's.
2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012b, 2013a
some more info about DAT PRODUCTION...
Oct 18-19 Bassnectar & Pretty Lights
Oct 23 Arcade Fire
Oct 24 Arcade Fire
Oct 30 NIN
Oct 31 NIN
It just seems odd to hear that from someone who a few years back was championing pay-what-you-want and even free album release models. Obviously it didn't work out the way he had hoped it would.
I wasn't clear on what happened at the Reading Fesival and why Trent was mad, but the Rolling Stones piece about the festival (and seeing the live stream) showed why.
"It's probably fair to say that Trent Reznor was in a bad mood during his Sunday night Main Stage set. The big question all weekend was why Scottish band Biffy Clyro, rather than Nine Inch Nails, was closing out the festival. It seems Reznor also had some issues with the schedule. Prior to taking the stage, the NIN leader lashed out at festival organizer Melvin Benn on Twitter. "Should be an unusual show tonight at Reading . . ." the first tweet read, followed immediately by ". . . the lying promoter and the band following us (whoever the fuck they are) fucked us on our production."
Those tweets go a long way toward explaining NIN's less-than-enthusiastic set and Reznor's attitude on stage. He opened with several songs off the band's forthcoming album Hesitation Marks, including "Find My Way" and the thundering "Copy of A." Drenched in atmospheric smoke and using a new light show, Reznor and his bandmates tore through "Year Zero" songs "Me, I'm Not" and "The Warning." Save for a few meek, almost inaudible "thank yous" sprinkled throughout the set, Reznor said little and looked to be having a shitty time. The one time he did string together more than two words was to take a veiled shot at Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, who earlier in the evening had spoken about the power of rock & roll. Before launching into "The Beginning of the End," Reznor grabbed the mic and said, "Fuck rock & roll, by the way."
Reznor has never been the cheeriest person in the world, so his moping on stage didn't exactly hurt the show. He capped off the set with classics "Burn," "Gave Up" and "Wish," then dropped the mic and walked off the stage, leaving the bewildered crowd wondering what just happened. After the show, festival boss Benn hit back at Reznor, telling NME, "The truth is there's no truth in (Reznor's) statement. The contract hasn't changed since they signed up to it." Either way, it seems it might be a while before Reading fans get another chance to see Nine Inch Nails again."
He didn't have his big curtains for the shadow lighting or the LED panels. Just the regular LED backing lights for this show.
And it was probably intentional that he didn't do Closer or Hurt at this particular show...
Making of the current festival tour
So a bunch of local record stores are doing raffles for NIN Troubadour tickets....If anyone wins please thank me with a ticket.
Pere Ubu @ Silm's 12/17/13
Holograms @ Bottom of the Hill 12/18/14
Wooden Shjips @ The Chapel 01/23/14
Frankie Rose @ Rickshaw Stop 02/04/14
Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop 02/24/14
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 07/07/14
I don't think anyone posted this, but soundboard audio from them rehearsing in June. Excellent quality.
Though, RITC cut out the banter Trent and band were doing between songs. You can find the full audio in other places (got mine on Pirate Bay).
Hunter, you always get so defensive! Why not try to understand what people are trying to say instead of instantly putting up your walls and closing your ears?
What do you want from me?!
Edits in progress...
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well now it's just strange that I posted those pics when there is no context as to why I posted those pics.
Look at youuuuuuuu, Suuuuuuuuupermaaaaaaaan.
woooohooooooo tuesday is going to be fun!
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So what are the ways to get into this thing? I was excited there was a chance at Fingerprints but then it was just food truck bs.
11/23 Seth Troxler - Visionquest Party
11/24 Deltron 3030 - Fonda
12/3 Pretty Lights - Wiltern
12/5 2ManyDJs - Sound
12/7 Tourist - Lyric Theatre
12/8 KROQ Acoustic Xmas Night 2- Shrine
12/11 Banks - Hollywood Forever Masonic
12/20 Andrew Bird - Some Church
1/15 John Newman - El Rey
2/23 David Crosby - Troubadour
@rob_sheridan Any idea if a uk tour is on the cards for next year? Kinda feel like we let the guys down as a nation at Reading and Leeds.
@bubblegumcrash Spring 2014 UK tour, according to TR.
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