Posted in music on June 1, 2010

How to Destroy Angels

We're releasing our debut 6-track EP as a FREE download on June 1st. Pre-order now and get one track, "The Believers," immediately. You'll then be automatically emailed on June 1st as soon as the full EP download is ready. The EP will be delivered as high-quality DRM-free MP3s.

For $2, you can pre-order the HD package, which adds options for lossless audio (24-bit 44.1kHz WAV and 16-bit FLAC and Apple Lossless) and the music video for "The Space in Between" in 1080p Quicktime. A pre-order of the HD package with immediate download of "The Believers" is included FREE with any merchandise purchase.

That message comes from How To Destroy Angels aka Mariqueen Maandig, her husband Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. June 1st is now, so the free EP is out. A download widget, their debut video and the complete tracklist below...

How to Destroy Angels: The Space in Between

The complete tracklisting for How To Destroy Angels is:
1. The Space In Between
2. Parasite
3. Fur-Lined
4. BBB
5. The Believers
6. A Drowning

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Comments (27)

It is very good, and thanks for making it free again trent

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 4:33 AM

Hell Yeah! Mates of State for insane people. Count me in. Seriously, count me in.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 6:21 AM

no thanks

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 7:58 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You kiddin' me?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 9:27 AM

Best husband and wife team since Captain and Tennille.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 9:28 AM

Its kinda meh. Guess that's why they had to give it awat for free. The wifey doesn't sing so much as talk-whisper.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 10:13 AM

this EP is terrible, I'm glad it was free.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 10:22 AM

I feel bad/annoyed for wasting my time actually. I was kind of excited to hear this even though I'd already been warned how bad the stuff thats already been released was. Horrible EP and I can see why he'd give it away for free. She has no talent and for the life of me I don't care what connection these two have she doesn't belong on any project. Boring voice, boring lyrics that border on comical. My 14 year old niece writes better goth poetry. Big Black Boots? Just the title alone had me laughing. If he is attempting to sell sex in the form of a woman I'm really not cool with that and thats what it seems like to me. Her breathy whisper isn't even sexy. Its bland.
The beats were old but I could handle that. Its her that ruins it.
I am also bored with Reznor's typical marketing scheme. I thought the bar over her eyes was ridiculous, the constant dropping of the clues/videos, now the "giving it away free" experiment where he can look like the patron of free music is really nerve wracking. Then I get word that they are charging $50 for a tshirt. Over it.

Posted by Mike Gentry | June 1, 2010 10:46 AM

while i won't hate on Trent, I think he's one of the few artists we have today who still has his integrity, this ep is not very good. not terrible, but nothing all that special. but then again, i didn't think much musically of the last few NIN releases. anyway, i still say kudos to him for giving it away for free...

Posted by brian roach | June 1, 2010 11:17 AM

+1 Mike Gentry for the "My 14 yeard old neice writes better goth poetry"....wee done.

On a more serious note, this Trent guy takes himself WAY to seriously. Have you ever seen him in interviews? Dude , youre not Henry Rollins, so quit looking like you just finished sucking on a lemon.

Posted by Heavy Street | June 1, 2010 11:18 AM

I'm sure in four or five years...Trent will have soiled the whole NIN catalog via guilt by association. Dude...your wife sucks.

Why couldn't Trent marry Courtney? You know the EP would have been hella better.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 1:47 PM

@147, because courtney is kinda manish looking. His current wife is the byproduct of what happens when you quit using heroin, and start using roids. If he was still on heroin, francis bean would have a fucked up little sibling probably.

Moral of the story kids; Stay off of heroin, use roids.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 1:52 PM

is it ironic that this husband & wife band is named after an album for homosexual tantric sex?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 1:58 PM

No like. This shizz is boring.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 5:37 PM

Kind of mehish.Since when did the great loner get a sidekick?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 7:54 PM

There isn't a lot of interest in this project at all and after listening I can see why. I hate when artists believe the public is stupid which is what Reznor obviously believes. Don't push a girl who couldn't hum her way out of a paper bag as somebody with talent. Her tone and her annunciation even sounds just like him. She has no originality and I can also see why no one knew her name until Reznor put her on vocals.
The tracks are throwaway tracks and not even his best throwaway tracks. This put me to sleep and dont even mention the kindergarten lyrics. I can't believe he is this lame and I'm really in shock. If he thought this was acceptable I have no hope for the new NIN stuff. Don't bother man.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 8:08 PM

I lost all respect for Trent Reznor when he put his wife in his band and started pushing photo-shopped pictures of Mariqueen to sell the band. Granted, the photos are a thousand times better looking than she looks in person, but, dude, I thought it was all about the art. A true artist doesn't show his band, he puts artwork on the cover and the music is the art. Remember? Oh, by the way, I love my wife, but I don't take her to court with me to defend my clients or let her sit in on our conferences. Why? Because she is not qualified and she isn't a lawyer. My clients aren't going to accept her and I wouldn't expect them to. Understand? Step back without your ego and take a long look. If you want to have a project with a female vocalist, fine. Go out and find one with talent. Someone that can really sing without that phony, high-pitched, whispery Marilyn Monroe garbage. Gag.

Posted by Kurt Fisher | June 8, 2010 8:07 PM

Trent Reznor hasn't been relevant since the early 90s and even then his music sucked.

Posted by Anderson | June 11, 2010 5:34 AM

Have fun with making a shitload of songs, albums, etc Trent. The old saying 'quality over quantity' seems to be lost on him these days.

Posted by A. Marte | June 11, 2010 10:32 PM

No dude, this is pretty bad, and now I can't trust Reznor's taste in music ever. I just kept waiting for the song to start, and when I realized it had, I was already at something that vaguely resembled a chorus.

Posted by Kav Ghai | June 12, 2010 9:05 PM

The goth version of Russel "I'm Zen" Simmons and Kimora "I love fame & money" Lee Simmons. He pretends he's the deep one who is disinterested in the trappings of fame while he puts his wife up to gathering as much attention as she can for them in the media. Very sad. This man was never who he pretended to be. People have said for years that Reznor's image was created by suits at his record company and once he left it began to crumble because he didn't have dozens of people maintaining it for him.

Posted by P. Verma | June 14, 2010 1:54 AM

don't think i'll bother, thanks.

Posted by Joe Battinieri | June 14, 2010 3:49 AM

showcasing their meager talents.

Posted by Charles Smith | June 15, 2010 2:44 PM

I can't believe Brooklyn Vegan is even giving web space for this abortion album by Reznor.

Posted by Ric Harris | June 23, 2010 1:18 AM

This sounds like Madonna. Trent is not supposed to sound like Madonna. I actually enjoy NIN, but keep the wife out of this, what was the point? Next.

Posted by what the?????? | June 23, 2010 2:16 AM

This band is a terrible gimmick. It comes with a prepackaged website that already links to twitter, facebook, and youtube. The t-shirts and merchandise are in the usual emo style and are overpriced. The songs sound like NIN and the vocals are flat. I also find it hard to believe that this singer led a band before, considering she has no vocal range and sounds at times off-key. A group in which everyone contributes the same amount of musical genius is much more admirable.

Posted by S. Khimani | June 25, 2010 2:23 AM

Man, this was a crappy record. B. Vegan, your reviews are getting wayyyyyyy offf basssse.

Posted by W. Allen | August 18, 2010 3:58 AM

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