Multi-Track “Survivalism”

Continuing to be very forward-looking, Nine Inch Nails has released the GarageBand multi-track files for their new single Survivalism.  The best part is the little tidbit at the end of the post over at the NIN site:

No strings attached.  Similar to what we did with “The Hand that Feeds” and
“Only”, you now have the ability to completely reconstruct/deconstruct
“Survivalism” any way you choose.  We will soon present details on where you
can upload your own mixes so get to work and have fun with this!

[We plan to release every track on the album this way over the next few
months…  Keep checking back]

Beside You in Time

Went out to the Middle East last night to see a screening of the new Nine Inch Nails video release Beside You In Time.  It was gorgeous, but I ended up leaving after just a handful of songs…  The problem was that the Middle East’s downstairs has a really low ceiling, therefore, the screen wasn’t placed that high, therefore, I spent most of my time looking at the backs of heads as opposed to the screen.   The video quality was really good, especially considering they were using a Dell projector, which probably wasn’t tuned as well for video as a nice HDTV set would be.  The sound was amazing, the one big plus for doing the screening at a club as opposed to a theatre.

There was a deal where if you preordered the DVD, you got a lithograph, but I passed on it..  Their preorder prices were way too high ($18 for the DVD, vs. $14 on Amazon), and since I’ll be getting an HDTV in the near future, I’d rather buy one of the HD formats.  Unfortunately, I have no idea which HD format (HD-DVD or Bluray) to support, so I think I’ll just hold off on buying this one until I actually have the gear available.  But once all those questions are answered, there’s no doubt that I’ll be buying this release, it is simply gorgeous.