July 23rd, 2008
Though the digital download became available on Cinco de Mayo, Nine Inch Nails has released a hard copy of “The Slip” this week. That album had followed on the heels of the enigmatic (that’s putting it nicely – got sick of it after a week) “Ghosts I-IV”. “The Slip” is a coherent album of rock tracks with vox, while listening to “Ghosts” nearly caused my iPod remote to wear out.
Dirt on “The Slip”:
This CD with bonus DVD edition will be a one time only worldwide run of 250,000 individually numbered digipacks. Each digipack features a six-panel layout, 24 page booklet and an exclusive three sticker set. Art direction by Rob Sheridan.
The bonus DVD includes 5 live performances filmed during rehearsals for Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming tour, including album tracks Echoplex, 1,000,000 and Letting You.
(Rehearsal vids? Yawn. I am keeping my expectations low.)
A gatefold vinyl version of The Slip which contains one 180gm vinyl LP and a 24-page booklet will also be released in the US and Canada on August 12.
The Slip, written and performed by Trent Reznor, with Josh Freese, Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini, has been downloaded 1.6 million times worldwide since its online release on May 5, 2008.
NIN’s Lights in the Sky Tour opens in Pemberton, BC this Friday with support slots from Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, Does it Offend You, Yeah and A Place To Bury Strangers.
Visit tour.nin.com for the latest tour information.