After weeks of rumors and a couple of tantalizing teasers, the first full track from Trent Reznor's post-Nine Inch Nails project How To Destroy Angels – which also features Trent's wife Mariqueen Maandig (formerly of West Indian Girl) and frequent NIN collaborator Atticus Ross – has finally hit ye olde inter-tubes. A Drowning is the trio's first track to make its online debut, and we've got some more info about that song, their upcoming EP, and a video clip below the jump... so come in and check it out!
A Drowning is the first cut from the band's self-titled EP – which contains six tracks in all, mixed by another frequent Reznor collaborator, Alan Moulder. From the sound of it, the new material has a hint of the moodier, more ambient material from Nine Inch Nails' superb instrumental collection Ghosts I-IV, with Maandig's hushed, breathy vocals adding to that spectral vibe. The EP's official release date has not been finalized, but expect more details soon at their official site.
A Drowning can be streamed in its entirety at Pitchfork, but first here's a little eerie audio-visual taste of things to come: in a nice cryptic touch, as with all of the uploaded vids, Trent's the only one whose face remains hidden – same goes for the band's promo photos – and only his hands are visible (that's him playing the guitar in this clip). Spoooooky...