Trent Reznor promised something was coming this week, and he delivered. Following up the release of Not the Actual Events last December, Reznor has announced the second installment of his EP trilogy. Add Violence will be out July 21st.
According to the press release, the five-track EP “finds the band becoming more accessible and impenetrable at the same time.” Indeed, the new single "Less Than" begins with a dancy synth beat and picks up on it from there. It's certainly a new, brighter direction for NIN to take:
The press release also notes: “The sonic palette expands significantly from Not the Actual Events, incorporating elements of beauty into the dark dissonance. The narrative arc linking the three records begins to emerge through the disassociated lyrics and the provocative and clue-filed cover artwork and accompanying physical component.”
You can pre-order the album on the official NIN website.