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

Sony Columbia Records - 09/03/2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 and Alan Moulder, Hesitation Marks features Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Eugene Goreshter of Autolux, bass legend Pino Palladino, and NIN regulars Alessandro Cortini, Ilan 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 Marks a 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 album four stars, calling it "remarkably prescient," and Entertainment Weekly observed, "Both Hesitation Marks' lead single, 'Came Back Haunted,' and the propulsive, New Order-nodding 'Everything' rank among Reznor's finest."

NINE INCH NAILS: TENSION 2013 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

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 Emperor supporting
+ Gary Numan supporting
++ Autolux supporting

 

SOURCE Columbia Records