Nine Inch Nails Releases Stream of New Track, “This Isn’t the Place”


Nine Inch Nails Releases Stream of New Track, “This Isn’t the Place”

–Joe Lund

Nine Inch Nails has issued yet another track from the band’s forthcoming EP, in the form of a stream of “This Isn’t the Place.” The eerie, soundscape-ish song follows the recent release of “Less Than,” a more uptempo, sonically dense track from the EP. “This Isn’t the Place” is one of five songs featured on Add Violence, the second of a three-part series of EPs that began with last December’s Not The Actual Events.

Speaking last year with Beats 1 Radio, Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor discussed the philosophy behind the band’s latest music, speaking on behalf of himself and his NIN partner Atticus Ross.

“Something that we have always felt strongly about is the role of what we call ‘rock’ has been one that should feel untethered and filled with expression and uncompromised and at times challenging,” explained Reznor. “In general, it seems from my perspective — and I feel Atticus feels the same way — that most entertainment … is boring.”

He continued: “A lot of what’s blessed as ‘the cool thing’ feels pretty generic and also feels, a lot of it, like a desperate plea for commercial airplay and success. That, combined with just our own worldview and a kind of daydream I was having, led to ‘Let’s make a record that feels challenging and exciting to us ….’ I wanted the music to sound kind of ugly and to sound unfriendly, not suck you in with a sexy hook.”

The Add Violence EP will be released on Friday, July 21. Nine Inch Nails has four festival dates scheduled this summer, beginning with a July 23 performance at Los Angeles’s FYF Fest.

Add Violence Track List

  1. “Less Than”
  2. “The Lovers”
  3. “This Isn’t the Place”
  4. “Not Anymore”
  5. “The Background World”

Nine Inch Nails Tour Dates

July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

July 30 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival

September 15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

October 21 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Fest