As promised, Trent Reznor and NIN have unveiled the second EP in a trilogy (that started with Not the Actual Events) called Add Violence. Whereas the previous installment was a dark return to form that still sounded fresh, this first single, “Less Than” is a lot more upbeat and poppy, even if it’s filled with jagged guitars and angry vocals. At this point, anything that Reznor and crew do is a treat, and I can’t wait to hear the entire EP.

Add Violence drops next Friday, July 21st, with pre-orders for physical components available now.

From NIN: 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.

Tracklisting:
1. LESS THAN
2. THE LOVERS
3. THIS ISN’T THE PLACE
4. NOT ANYMORE
5. THE BACKGROUND WORLD

SG