Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Hesitation Marks, Nine Inch Nails' First Album In Five Years, Is Out Today

Just in case you had missed this...

September 3, 2013
Hesitation Marks, Nine Inch Nails' First Album In Five Years, Is Out Today

Band Plays Special Record Release Show Tonight At Los Angeles' Troubadour

"Tension 2013" North American Arena Tour Launches September 28

Rolling Stone Gives Hesitation Marks Four Stars And
SPIN Details "The Return Of Nine Inch Nails" In September Cover Story

Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks (Columbia Records) - awarded four stars by Rolling Stone and named as one of the fall's "must-hear" albums by Entertainment Weekly  - is out today. It is available as a digital download, standard CD, deluxe CD and on vinyl.Three bonus tracks -"Find My Way (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)," "All Time Low (Todd Rundgren remix)"and "While I'm Still Here (Breyer P-Orridge 'Howler' Remix)" - are a part of the deluxe version.

Tonight Nine Inch Nails will play an intimate show for fans at the legendary Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles. "Tension 2013," the band's fall North American arena tour, launches on September 28.

Recorded in Los Angeles by Trent Reznor with frequent collaborators Atticus Ross andAlan MoulderHesitation Marks features Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Eugene Goreshter of Autolux, bass legend Pino Palladino, and NIN regulars Alessandro CortiniIlan Rubin and Joshua Eustis.

"Reznor's first NIN album in five years, it is one of his best, combining the textural exploration on the 1999 double CD The Fragile, and the tighter fury of his 1994 master blast,The Downward Spiral," said Rolling Stone's David Fricke in a four-star lead review. "There is blood here: Hesitation Marks refers to the preliminary wounds made during a suicide attempt. There is deliverance, too. You can dance to much of this terror, all the way to the brink and back."The New York Times' Jon Pareles hailed Reznor as a "taboo-smashing songwriter with music that meticulously blends melody and abrasion, ferocity and detail."

SPIN gave Hesitation Marksa 9 out of 10 rating, noting, "this is the most important artistic statement from NIN leader Trent Reznor since the late '90s, when SPIN dubbed him 'the Most Vital Artist in Music Today'.... Through his own twisted K-hole, #ARTPOP icon Reznor is once again one of the most vital artists working today, coming back haunted, breaking the habitual. Let's get physical." Check out SPIN's September 2013 cover story on Nine Inch Nails here.

NPR Music's Ann Powers said, "you can feel the musicians' interplay in the grooves...as each element of sound builds upon each other to make the songs sweet, then menacing, then nerve-wracking, then hallucinatory, they're made whole and vividly accessible." Alternative Press gave the albumfour stars, calling it "remarkably prescient," and Entertainment Weeklyobserved, "Both Hesitation Marks' lead single, 'Came Back Haunted,' and the propulsive, New Order-nodding 'Everything' rank among Reznor's finest."
Date                         City/State/Province        Venue                                                                                                             
9/28*                       St. Paul, MN                          Xcel Energy Center                                              
9/30*                       Kansas City, MO                 Sprint Center                                                         
10/1*                       St. Louis, MO                        Chaifetz Arena                                                      
10/3*                       Montreal, QC                       Centre Bell                                                               
10/4*                       Toronto, ON                          Air Canada Centre                                                                
10/5*                       Cleveland, OH                     Wolstein Center                                                  
10/7*                       Auburn Hills, MI                                   The Palace of Auburn Hills                                               
10/8*                       Pittsburgh, PA                     Petersen Events Center                                                   
10/11**                 Boston, MA                            TD Garden                                                                 
10/12**                 Uncasville, CT                      Mohegan Sun Arena
10/14**                 Brooklyn, NY                         Barclays Center                                                                                       
10/15**                 Newark, NJ                            Prudential Center                                               
10/18**                 Washington, DC                                   Verizon Center                                                       
10/19**                 University Park, PA          Bryce Jordan Center                                          
10/21**                 Raleigh, NC                            PNC Arena                                                                 
10/22**                 Nashville, TN                        Bridgestone Arena                                              
10/24**                 Atlanta, GA                            Philips Arena                                                         
10/30+                    Sunrise, FL                             BB&T Center                                                            
10/31+                    Orlando, FL                            Amway Center                                                       
11/5*                       San Antonio, TX                                    AT&T Center                                                            
11/8*                       Los Angeles, CA                                    Staples Center                                                       
11/9*                       Phoenix, AZ                           US Airways Center                                               
11/11*                    El Paso, TX                              Don Haskins Center                                           
11/13*                    Broomfield, CO                   1stBANK Center                                                                      
11/15*                    Las Vegas, NV                      The Joint                                                                    
11/16*                    Las Vegas, NV                      The Joint                                                                    
11/18*                    Portland, OR                         Moda Center                                         
11/19*                    Spokane, WA                        Spokane Arena                                                      
11/21*                    Vancouver, BC                     Rogers Arena                                                          
11/22*                    Seattle, WA                          KeyArena                                                                   
11/24++                 Edmonton, AB                      Rexall Place                                                             
11/25++                 Calgary, AB                            Scotiabank Saddledome                                                   

* Explosions in the Sky supporting             
** Godspeed You! Black Emperorsupporting
Gary Numan supporting
++ Autolux supporting

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