If you haven’t been getting enough Trent Reznor in your diet, you have no excuses.
Not only did Reznor’s band How to Destroy Angels put out a pretty great (and criminally overlooked) album earlier this year, Trent is also on the new Queens of the Stone Age album …Like Clockwork. But of course, most Reznorphiles were waiting for the official return of Nine Inch Nails, which has finally come in the form of the single “Came Back Haunted.”
The track, which surfaced last night as the download for those pre-ordering NIN’s new album Hesitation Marks, which will be released on September 3. Hesitation Marks is available for pre-order at iTunes now, and you can hear “Came Back Haunted” below.
Clearly, “Came Back Haunted” extends the sonic ideas Reznor (along with primary NIN stablemate Atticus Ross) was exploring on the group’s previous outing The Slip. It still has flashes of industrial heaviness and plenty of moving parts, but there’s also a healthy dose of dynamism and New Wave revivalism. In other words, it sounds like new classic Trent.
Reznor also announced a new arena tour set for the fall, which acts as a sort of sequel to his Light Up the Sky outing four years ago. The new tour, called Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013, kicks off on September 28 in St. Paul, MN, and runs through a November 25 date in Calgary.
The full batch of tour dates, plus pre-order information, and a look at the cool album cover, are on NIN’s official site.
What’s the verdict on “Came Back Haunted,” Nailers? Let us know in the comments.
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