“Punk Goes ’90s, Vol. 2″ Now Streaming

Why are none of these punk bands?

Why are none of these punk bands?

So, I’ve listened to all of the Punk Goes… series of compilations because they are usually hilariously bad so of course when I found out they were releasing the sequel to Punk Goes ’90s, I was stoked to hear all these terrible bands cover songs I grew up on. To be honest, I was shocked that some of these covers aren’t half bad. Asking Alexandria‘s take on Nine Inch Nails‘ “Closer” was close to spot on for a bit as was Motionless In White‘s cover of Rammstein‘s “Du Hast.” Other songs, such as Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! covering “All Star” by Smash Mouth and Falling In Reverse‘s “Gangsta’s Paradise” were just laughable.

You can stream the entire compilation after the jump. Or don’t. Now I’m just waiting for the next Punk Goes Crunk or Punk Goes Pop. So much shitty music, so little time.      Continue reading

ASKING ALEXANDRIA Cover NINE INCH NAILS’ “Closer”

AAWell, just when I thought I would never post about Asking Alexandria, I do. Didn’t have to, but I thought you folks would get a kick out of this one. Remember those Punk Goes ____ compilations that they have been putting out forever? Well, apparently they are still doing those, with their latest being Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2. What comes out of this? Asking Alexandria covering Nine Inch Nails‘ classic “Closer.” Let the lulz commence.        Continue reading

Review: NINE INCH NAILS – “Hesitation Marks”

Four long years have passed since the release of Nine Inch Nails last studio album The Slip. Since initially waving goodbye, Trent Reznor has been spawning successful film scores with Atticus Ross and solid records with How to Destroy Angels. But even the most devout of Reznor’s will always be partial to his work in the highly influential Nine Inch Nails. So you can imagine the excitement that all Nine Inch Nails fans, including myself, shared when the announcement of a new full length album had been made. Hesitation Marks is Reznor’s eighth record with Nine Inch Nails and after a four year silence, it has a lot riding on it.

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Trent Reznor Talks New Album On “Hesitation Marks” “Bonus Track”

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor interviews himself on the Hesitation Marks iTunes “bonus track”, which has arrived on the web. Reznor spends forty-two minutes discussing the new Nine Inch Nails record and the writing and production behind it. You can stream the conversation below and be sure to pick up Hesitation Marks on September 3rd.

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NINE INCH NAILS Release Behind The Scenes Video Of Recent Stage Production

The first part of a continuing video series documenting the extensive work that goes into Nine Inch Nails’ live shows has arrived on the web. If you ever wanted to feel especially broke, watch this video. You can check it out after the break and be sure to pick up Hesitation Marks when it invades stores on September 3rd.

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NINE INCH NAILS’ “Hesitation Marks” Available In Two Different Masters

According to Nine Inch Nails’ Tumblr, the upcoming Hesitation Marks (September 3rd), was mastered in two different ways. One is the standard mastering and the “Audiophile” master, which will be available as a free download option to those who purchase the album through NIN.com The Tumblr post better explains it:

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NINE INCH NAILS Reveal Artwork And Packaging For “Hesitation Marks”

Nine Inch Nails have released a short video showing off the artwork and packaging for forthcoming record, Hesitation Marks, which is out next Tuesday September 3rd. The artwork was handled by Russell Mills while the direction and layout was put together by longtime collaborator Rob Sheridan. Nine Inch Nails usually have good artwork and packaging ideas (The Downward Spiral, anyone?) so this looks very promising. You can view the video after the break.

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New NINE INCH NAILS Track Arrives Online

Another new cut from Nine Inch Nails upcoming record Hesitation Marks (September 3rd) has surfaced on the web. This new track is entitled “Find My Way” and was ripped and uploaded to Youtube after it had aired on BBC Radio 1. The instrumentation on this track is really sparse, slightly ambient, and reminds me of Trent Reznor’s work on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack. You can find an audio stream of the track after the jump.

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NINE INCH NAILS Streaming New Track “Everything”

NPR has an exclusive stream of a new Nine Inch Nails track from the outfit’s upcoming album, Hesitation Marks, which is out on September 3rd. Compared to the other tracks we have heard from the forthcoming effort, “Everything” is very upbeat and almost “pop” sounding. It’s not a terrible song by any means though. Head over to NPR to check it out and tell us what you think.

Copy Of A Copy Of A Copy: NINE INCH NAILS Release New Track

Nine Inch Nails have released a new track from their highly anticipated new record, Hesitation Marks, which is due out on September 3rd. The new track is the hypnotic “Copy of A” and can downloaded for free at Amazon UK while a U.S. single release will be released tomorrow on the U.S. based Amazon. A stream of the single can be found below. Check it out!

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NINE INCH NAILS Premiere “Came Back Haunted” Music Video

The David Lynch directed music video for the Nine Inch Nails track “Came Back Haunted” has arrived online. As expected from the creator of Eraserhead and Mulholland Dr., it’s a schizophrenic, surrealistic roller coaster through a cavalcade of recurring macabre images. In short, it’s weird. Check it out below and be sure to pick up Hesitation Marks on September 3rd.

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Behind The Scenes Photos Of NINE INCH NAILS Video Shoot Available

Rolling Stone has uploaded exclusive photographs from Nine Inch Nails’ “Came Back Haunted” video shoot. In case you couldn’t tell by that infamous hair style on the gentleman in the above photo, Trent Reznor tapped iconic filmmaker David Lynch to direct this new video. I can only imagine how odd it will turn out. The “Came Back Haunted” should be premiering sometime today, so listen to the track itself below while perusing the photos at Rolling Stone to get you pumped up.

Hesitation Marks will be released on September 3rd.

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NINE INCH NAILS Reveal “Hesitation Marks” Track Listing And Special Guests

The track listing for the highly anticipated new album from Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks, has been revealed. The album will be released on September 3rd via Columbia Records and will feature the following fourteen tracks:

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NINE INCH NAILS Are Back And Haunted: New Track And Fall North American Tour

Above is the official artwork for Nine Inch Nails’ forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, which is due to be released on September 3rd through Columbia Records. Pre-orders for the effort and the official stream of the first single can be found here. The new single, which can be streamed below as well, is entitled “Came Back Haunted” and calls back to the wobbling bass and glitchy electronics of 2007 album Year Zero.  Also, Nine Inch Nails will be embarking on an extensive North American tour this Fall, seeing support by the likes of Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor on select dates. You can check out the new single and the official tour schedule below. Pre sale information for the tour can be found here.

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NINE INCH NAILS To Release New Album This Year

Trent Reznor is a sneaky little bastard. You may recall Reznor announcing earlier this year that he had reactivated Nine Inch Nails with a revamped lineup for some extensive touring. He made no mention of new music at the time. Well it turns out he, Atticus Ross, and Alan Moulder have been working on a new Nine Inch Nails record that is apparently finished according to Nine Inch Nails’ official website. The new album will see a release later on this year through Columbia Records. You can read the full update from Reznor below. Are you excited? Because I am!

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