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Trent Reznor sounds very Trent Reznor in the latest profile of him and his band Nine Inch Nails. The New York Times features some in-depth talk about the group's festival outing, their tour plans, their recording process for "Hesitation Marks" and some personal details on 48-year-old Reznor's mid-life.
Here are 10 things that stood out to us in the reading of the article, penned by the excellent Jon Pareles. Follow me down the spiral...
1. For the band's 14 festival dates (including Made In America, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands), there will be "a few new songs" from "Hesitation Marks" to be previewed before that album's Sept. 3 drop date.
2. "Hesitation Marks" is described as "electronic," veering toward "pointillistic," revealing "its anxieties and longings more subtly than much of the Nine Inch Nails catalog."
3. This upcoming festival run features a full choreography of lights and videos screens, to be pushed around the stage by NIN's crew. And they plan an "entirely different production" for the group's late 2013/early 2014 arena tour.