Back in June, Trent Reznor revealed that Nine Inch Nails had two EPs on the way, the first of which he intended to release in advance of July 23's headlining set at Los Angeles' FYF Festival, the band's first live performance since 2014. Today, the man's staying true to his word with the announcement of Add Violence, the band's latest extended-player. Arriving July 21 via Capitol, the five-track offering marks the second entry in a planned trilogy of EPs, arriving in the wake of December's Not The Actual Events (which marked longtime collaborator Atticus Ross' first release as an official Nine Inch Nails member).
Additionally, Reznor and Ross have dropped off "Less Than," the EP's infectious first single. The glitched-out rager is classic latter-day NIN: a taut, industrial-tinged rock anthem which hearkens back to 2008's similarly hook-laden album The Slip. Give "Less Than" a listen below.
Nine Inch Nails' FYF performance precedes a handful of North American festival dates taking place later this summer and fall: New York City's Panorama, Chicago's Riot Fest, and Sacramento's Aftershock Fest.
Jul. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Jul. 30 – New York, NY – Panorama
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Oct. 21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Fest