Surprise!

A new Nine Inch Nails EP titled Add Violence will be out next Friday (July 21), and the first taste is a driving, downward spiraling new synth jam called “Less Than”. On it, Trent Reznor asks: “Did you fix what was wrong with you? Are you less than?”

Yes and no, Trent. Or is that no and yes?

Either way, fans will feel a bit more complete with this new release, which is the second in a reported trilogy of EPs that began in December with Not the Actual Events.

Here’s word from NIN.com:

ADD VIOLENCE FINDS NINE INCH NAILS BECOMING MORE ACCESSIBLE AND IMPENETRABLE AT THE SAME TIME. THE SONIC PALETTE EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY FROM NOT THE ACTUAL EVENTS, INCORPORATING ELEMENTS OF BEAUTY INTO THE DARK DISSONANCE. THE NARRATIVE ARC LINKING THE THREE RECORDS BEGINS TO EMERGE THROUGH THE DISASSOCIATED LYRICS AND THE PROVOCATIVE AND CLUE-FILLED COVER ARTWORK AND ACCOMPANYING PHYSICAL COMPONENT, AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE NIN.COM STORE.

Though there are no New England dates on the horizon, Nine Inch Nails are performing a handful of festivals in North America this summer and fall, including FYF Fest in Los Angeles (July 23), Panorama in New York City (July 30), and Chicago’s Riot Fest (September 15). Recently, The Nine Inch Nails performed at the old Roadhouse in the Twin Peaks revival, and you can catch up with Barry Thompson’s show Halftime Report from this morning.

Check out the Add Violence cover art after the jump.

NIN Add Violence

 

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