Entries tagged with: How to Destroy Angels
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Nine Inch Nails, who play Primavera in Spain this May, kicked off a three night run of sold out shows at Studio Coast in Tokyo on 2/25. Since it's right around the corner, we decided to stop by and here's what we saw. Pictures from Japan (setlist included), video of Trent Reznor's wife Mariqueen Maandig joining the band for some How To Destroy Angels songs, and more below...
Austin's Feathers have had a busy year. They released their debut album, If All Here Now, have toured the country (they played NYC in May) and opened for Depeche Mode during SXSW. 2014 looks to be exciting for them as well, with a new EP, Only One, and a trip across the Atlantic next month where they'll be opening up for Depeche Mode again, this time on a few European dates. On their way there, they'll stop in NYC for a warm-up show, playing Mercury Lounge on January 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
This tour will mark a new line-up for the band, with Christine Aprile (ex-Sleep Over, Silent Diane), Su Swann (Hussle Club), Jon Minor and Destiny Montague (Midnight Masses, Carl Sagan). All tour dates are listed below.
Feathers frontperson Anastasia Dimou was nice enough to give us her Top 10 Records of 2013, including commentary on some of them. Her list doesn't stray to far from the style of music she makes, which means if you like Feathers, you may want to check some of these out. Read her list below....
The Cure at Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
As discussed, Voodoo Experience is going down from November 1-3 in New Orleans this year, and since we last spoke, the lineup was expanded to include The Cure, Matt & Kim, Anamanaguchi, Rudimental and more. Those additions join previously announced names like Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Desaparecidos and more. Tickets for the festival are still available.
Updated lineup below...
Pearl Jam at Deluna Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Pearl Jam have announced a two-leg North American tour scheduled for the tail end of 2013. Kicking off in Pittsburgh, PA, the dates inclue stops in Canada, both coasts, at Voodoo Experience and, of course, a pair of shows in NYC at Barclays Center on Oct 18 and 19. Pre-sale tickets for Pearl Jam Ten Club members are on sale now, and tickets go on regular sale on July 27 at 10 AM.
Voodoo Experience is set to go down from November 1 - 3 in New Orleans. As discussed, Nine Inch Nails (and Trent's other band, How to Destroy Angels) are on board, and they'll join other names like Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, Cults and many more. Tickets are on sale, and full Voodoo lineup is below alongside all Pearl Jam dates and some video.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
How to destroy angels_ at The Apollo - 4/29/13
Trent Reznor's band How to destroy angels_ brought their tour with DIIV in NYC last night (4/29) at The Apollo after hitting Coachella, Chicago, Montclair, NJ, and other cities. Like on their other dates, the band was complemented by elaborate on-stage visuals, and you can see pictures of the spectacle in this post.
How to destroy angels_ wrap up their tour tonight (4/30) at The Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD. It won't be too long until they return to the stage though, because How to destroy angels_, along with Trent's other band Nine Inch Nails, were both just announced for Asheville's Mountain Oasis Festival. More pictures and the setlist from the Apollo below...
As mentioned, Moogfest is taking 2013 off and will return in Spring 2014 in Asheville, NC. There will be, however, another festival in Asheville filling its old fall time period this year: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit which will happen from October 25 - 27. (It's also run by AC Entertainment who were, until recently, the producers of Moogfest.) The initial inaugural line-up has just been announced and it's pretty impressive: Nine Inch Nails AND How to destroy angels_, the newly-reformed Neutral Milk Hotel (their first show back, and an evening that includes opening sets from Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Animal Collective, Disclosure, Bosnian Rainbows, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Gary Numan, Chromatics, Rustie, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus & JG Thirlwell, Tricky, Jacques Greene, and The Bug.
Weekend passes to the fest go on sale Thursday, May 2 at noon EDT. Flyer below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Htda_ @ Wellmont Theatre, 4/28/2013
How to destroy angels_ made their debut in the NYC area last night (4/28) at Wellmont Theatre as their tour made its way east after Coachella (they hit Chicago along the way too). Trent Reznor, for the most part, took a backseat during the show, letting his wife Mariqueen Maandig's sultry vocals take the spotlight. Though, really, they all took a backseat to Htda_'s elaborate stage setup that had the band playing the first part of their set behind a curtain of illuminated cords to dramatic visual effect. DIIV, who continue to tighten their live show, opened (and have done so the whole tour). Htda_ and DIIV play NYC proper tonight (4/29) at the legendary Apollo Theatre, which is sold out.
More pictures from Wellmont and the Htda_ setlist below...
Stone Roses / How to Destroy Angels / Johnny Marr
Friday's lineup was teeming with such line-jumpers, performing with various degrees of laurel-resting. Early in the day came the Shouting Matches, a shambolic blues-esque outfit whose sales pitch is that it includes Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. The group took almost a half-hour for sound check, and its set was almost as loose. Mr. Vernon, such a precise and processed singer in Bon Iver, was here far more at ease, pushing his vocals no harder than the amiable songs demanded.There was also Divine Fits (Britt Daniel of Spoon + Dan from Wolf Parade), Deathfix (Brendan Canty of Fugazi on drums), Grinderman with Nick Cave, Johnny Marr of the Smiths, Trent Reznor of NIN in How to Destroy Angels (who made their live debut days earlier), Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys with his band The Guantanamo School of Medicine, and more. And of course reunions and britrock galore with Blur, The Stone Roses, Sparks, and Jurassic 5 all also playing Friday. Here are our pictures from day one (which do not include Polica, but check out our instagram for a shot of Justin Vernon joining them on stage).
Later, in the dance-centric Sahara tent, Dog Blood performed a loud but not thunderous set. It's a collaborative project of Skrillex and Boys Noize, and does not quite live up to Skrillex's typical punishment or Boys Noize's characteristic exuberance.
Day One pics continue at BV Chicago and below...
photos by Debi Del Grande
Hdta @ Fox Theater 4/10/2013
One could sense the electricity in the air when the lights dimmed at the Fox. The curtain finally pulled back to reveal streams of electric lights four sheets deep as Alessandro Cortini, Atticus Ross, Mariqueen Maandig, Trent Reznor and Rob Sheridan worked in the shadows conjuring up the opening notes of "The Wake-Up."Everyone is gearing up for the madness that is Coachella, which especially true for the bands. Case in point, How to destroy angels_ and DIIV, who teamed up to play The Fox in Pomona, CA last night (4/10) before their respective appearances in the desert. For their first ever live performance, Trent Reznor and crew played through incandescent cords that stretched the entire height of the stage, performing tracks from Welcome Oblivion. Due to the XL stage production of the HTDA gang, DIIV performed in front of it, using the giant stage curtain as a backdrop.
How to Destroy Angels refer to themselves as a collective with all members contributing equally to their visual and auditory aesthetic. They recently added Cortini to their live band to help take on some bass guitar duties as well as extra synthesizer wizardry. All the members were hunkered over their work stations and grooved in time to the snarling synthesizer bass of "Keep It Together." - [OC Weekly]
After Coachella, the Htda_ tour heads this way, playing two NYC area shows on April 28 at Wellmont Theatre (tickets) and April 29 at Apollo Theatre (sold out). More pictures from Fox Theater, as well as the Htda_ setlist, are below.
DIIV at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dan Bracaglia)
As mentioned, Trent Reznor is taking his band, How to destroy angels_, on tour this year and hitting the NYC area on April 28 at Wellmont Theatre and April 29 at Apollo Theatre. The band have now announced that support on the tour will come from DIIV, as Pitchfork reports. The Apollo show is sold out but tickets for the Wellmont Theatre show are still available. This tour happens right around the time another current indie pop band tours with '90s alt rockers.
All dates are listed, along with a DIIV video, below...
As mentioned, Trent Reznor's project, How to destroy angels_ will be going on a tour this April around the time they play Coachella. The tour comes to the NYC-area for shows on April 28 at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ and April 29 at Apollo Theatre in Harlem, and ticket info for the shows has been posted. Tickets for both the Apollo show and the Wellmont show go on sale Friday (3/1) at 10 AM. Presales begin Wednesday (2/27) at the band's tour page. More info on the presales is still forthcoming, but that tour page will be updated with new info as it comes and you may want to keep tabs on their Facebook as well..
The new How to destroy angels_ album, Welcome oblivion_, will be out on March 5. The band have also added a pre-Coachella show to their tour schedule, and updated dates are listed below.
In related news, Trent Reznor's other band, Nine Inch Nails plan to tour in 2013 and 2014 with a lineup that includes Eric Avery (Jane's Addition), Adrien Belew (King Crimson, Talking Heads, David Bowie, etc), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), and Reznor's NIN bandmates Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin. No dates for that tour are announced yet, but Lollapalooza might be one of them.
Updated Htda dates are listed below...
Well we were right on the Wellmont Theatre date (April 28) but our guess of where How to destroy angels_ would hold their NYC show on their first-ever tour was a little off. The band will play Harlem's Apollo Theatre on April 29.
Tickets will go on presale Wednesday, February 27 through Htda's website and will "have your name printed on them, and you'll need to show photo ID at the venue." Regular on-sales for Wellmont and the Apollo will be available "through regular ticket outlets shortly after."
Htda's debut album is streaming at Pitchfork. All tour dates (with venues) are listed below.
In addition to Coachella, we'll be performing in a few select North American cities in April. Here's the schedule:No venues yet, though they slipped up there with the NJ town, so we can assume they mean the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. That probably means NYC will be Terminal 5? Stay tuned for more info. .
4.12 indio, ca [coachella]
4.13 las vegas, nv
4.17 monterey, ca
4.18 san francisco, ca
4.19 indo, ca [coachella]
4.21 denver, co
4.23 chicago, il
4.25 toronto, on
4.27 boston, ma
4.28 wellmont, nj
4.29 new york, ny
These are the only dates we have scheduled right now. To preemptively answer the "when are you coming to my city/country??" questions: We just don't know. Right now, the dates above are the only dates. There are some other announcements coming soon that will impact this as well...
For these shows, we'll be doing direct presales for a limited number of tickets. Presales will begin Wednesday 2.27. More details, including venues and ticketing info, will be coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Trent Reznor's title-case-adverse project How to destroy angels_ have been teasing us with singles and EPs but are plotting a full length coming out this spring. On March 5, the band -- which features Reznor's wife Mariqueen Maandig and soundtrack collaborator Atticus Ross -- will release their debut album, Welcome oblivion, via Columbia. That's the cover art to the vinyl version above; the CD will have different artwork. The vinyl also has a couple extra tracks not on the CD/digital release and the song order varies between formats as well. Track lists for both are below
The group have also released the video for single "How long?" which was directed by talented collective Shynola, who have helmed clips for Radiohead, Junior Senior and Blur, not to mention title sequences for The IT Crowd and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. You can watch the video below.
A month or so after the album's release, How to destroy angels_ will make their live debut at Coachella 2013, which is now sold-out.
Trent Reznor's band How to destroy angels_ have announced their debut album, Welcome obvlivion, will be out March 5 via Columbia. Meanwhile, the band, which also included Reznor's wife Mariqueen Maandig and soundtrack collaborator Atticus Ross, have released a video for slow-building track "The loop closes" which is off HTDA's An Omen EP that came out back in November. You can watch that below.
Nick Oliveri w/ Kyuss Lives! at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
According to a Facebook post on Nick Oliveri's band Mondo Generator's page, Nick, who last year dealt with some legal trouble but is back in Kyuss, "recently recorded his vocals on a new Queens of the Stone Age song." Nick was with QOTSA on their classic albums, Rated R and Songs for the Deaf. Dave Grohl, who recorded drums on Songs for the Deaf, is back on board for this album too and Trent Reznor is also doing some work on it. Here's to hoping they get Mark Lanegan on board for a full SFTD reunion.
Trent Reznor, meanwhile, has been keeping busy with his How to destroy angels_ project, who recently released their An omen_ EP and are planning a full length follow up. He just put out a video for the song "Ice Age" off that EP, which was directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless). You can watch that video below.
Nine Inch Nails at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Trent Reznor has been busy with his How to destroy angels_ project, but in even more exciting news, Trent tells Rolling Stone that Nine Inch Nails is working on new material. "Yeah, there will be new music. There are some things in the works," Trent says.
Regarding whether or not those other "things" included performing live again, Trent said, "Yeah, if it feels right, it's a possibility. I never said that that wasn't going to happen, just that it couldn't go on as it was. Having a few years doing other things, I've enjoyed [them] and I'm enjoying doing How to Destroy Angels, and there will be a place for stuff that falls in the Nine Inch Nails column of things. It's a different kind of work. Stay tuned. We'll see what happens here."
In the same interivew, Trent mentions that How to destroy angels_ are also planning a full length followup to their An omen_ EP, which is due out this Tuesday (11/13) via Columbia, and is streaming in full below.
That stream and NIN's classic video for "Closer" is below.
How to Destroy Angels, Trent Reznor's project with his wife Mariqueen Maandig and longtime collaborators Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross, will release their An Omen EP on November 13 via Columbia. Here's the first single from the EP, "Keep It Together". The track may also make an appearance on the band's upcoming album, which is due out next year. That's the single artwork up there, too.Listen to the new song in either Soundcloud or video reel to reel format, below...
UPDATE: Copyeditors take note: Apparently, the band has decided that they're only capitalizing the first letter of everything, and adding underscores in random places. So the project is called How to destroy angels_ and the EP is called An omen_ EP and the song is called "Keep it together".
Check out pictures from the show they just played in Chicago with Lower Dens.
And speaking of Brooklyn, get ready for Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.
The Compact Disc turns 30 years old today. The first CD pressed in America was Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA (though Billy Joe's 52nd Street came out in Japan before that). What was the first CD you bought?
Speaking of Bruce Springsteen, Kenny's Castaways, where he used to play is hosting their final show tonight.
Producer and TV On the Radio member Dave Sitek has launched Federal Prism, "a new record label where Sitek will personally record, mix, produce, and release a series of limited edition 12-inch vinyl picture discs with a uniquely curator-driven perspective. The vinyl will be limited to 500 numbered copies each with a jacket personally hand silkscreened by Sitek."
Federal Prism's first release is "Destroyer" by Telepathe. "The b-side of the vinyl will feature a remix by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor with Alessandro Cortini and Atticus Ross. Sitek adds, "I told Trent I was starting my own label and would love to have him remix something on the first release. I sent him the session and before he actually said 'YES', he sent back this mighty dark space that he, Alessandro and Atticus had built for me! I was shocked and am certain I will have to keep ripping them off for years!"" It's on sale now.
Speaking of Trent Reznor, he says his his band How To Destroy Angels, have "formally partnered with Columbia Records for our next series of releases. The first of these will be available in November and it's called An Omen EP."
Scary: Ryan Adams revealed via Twitter: "Recording a track with my new pal @deadmau5 today. Sounds like BladeRunner starring Don Henley."
More scary: As if it wasn't bad enough that Bruno Mars has been announced as the host of the 10/20 episode of SNL, they're letting him be the musical performer for that episode too!
But here's some good news: Now That's What I Call Music 83 will reportedly be the last in the series.
more stuff below...
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.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...
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.