Late last year, Trent Reznor declared, “New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.” The ‘other stuff’ included the scores for NASA’s Juno short film, the climate change documentary “Before the Flood” (featuring the song “A Minute To Breathe”) and the Peter Berg film “Patriots Day,” set for wide release on January 13, 2017. Now, just in time, he makes good on the Nine Inch Nails side of things.
So, you can now stream below Nine Inch Nails’ new five-song EP, Not The Actual Events. Engaging and invigorating, this new EP is actually heavier and quite tumultuous than 2013’s Hesitation Marks. “It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make,” says Reznor. “It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”