Nine Inch Nails release new album for free

Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails have released a brand new full length, this one is non-instrumental and have opted to make the entire album available for free. Band mastermind Trent Reznor noted:

Thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years – this one’s on me.

Since parting with his major label last year, Reznor has been incredibly prolific, releasing music with Saul Williams, a four-CD instrumental album and now, The Slip. Along with the output, Trent has been experimenting with distribution methods and has been the first artist to embrace full quality distribution of music in FLAC (CD-quality) format.

Besides just making the album available, Trent has posted torrent files for the higher quality versions of the album and is almost definitely the first major artist to launch his own BitTorrent tracker.

The model was first popularized by Radiohead, but other major artists like Green Day have taken similar approaches like with their Foxboro Hot Tubs album.
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Set Your Goals: “The Fallen”

Set Your Goals has posted a new song at their page. Titled “The Fallen,” lyrics are available as well.

The song is seemingly from their next full-length, which the band is currently writing and apparently demoing for. Tentatively due on Eulogy by spring/summer 2009, it’ll follow up 2006’s Mutiny!, which will receive the deluxe reissue treatment May 13.
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Mike Ness, Jellow Biafra, Kevin seconds signed guitar auction for Mike Conley Memorial Fund

In order to benefit the Mike Conley Family Memorial Fund, an acoustic guitar signed by Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra With The Melvins) and Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) and others has been listed for auction on ebay. The guitar was signed by every member of every band that played the “Beautiful Noise” benefit concert on April 28th at the Anaheim, CA House of Blues.

Other signatures include members of M.I.A., Social Distortion, Cadillac Tramps, Jigsaw and Naked Soul. The guitar is a Fender Sonora, and the auction can be found here, of which 100% of money raised will go towards the Mike Conley Family Memorial Fund.
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May 4th, 2008

Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I’m Adam White and I’ll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here’s what got the community talking…

The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday
This week’s most popular stories

This week saw the influential Smoking Popes add a new member to their ranks, one Neil Hennessy of the Lawrence Arms. Chicago is surely stoked. The final trailer for the Germs biopoc What We Do Is Secret arrived online. Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz was sued by a heckler who was involved in a 2007 altercation with the bassist / lyricist / eyeliner enthusiast. Weezer‘s speaking out about their new single, with lyrics designed to annoy their meddling label. On the new release front we had news on the Hold Steady‘s next record Stay Positive. Dead To Me has a new record on the way this September via Fat. Also keep an eye out for Me First and the Gimme GimmesHave Another Ball!. Epitaph also has a new act on the roster, signing electro-grind act I Set My Friends On Fire.

Rancid has announced North American tour dates for later this year. The Alkaline Trio have announced dates in support of Agony and Irony as well. Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry and Ben Nichols have announced The Revival Tour. On the new audio front we heard China’s Brain Failure with Chuck D performing “Beijing Calling,” Against Me! broke out the ten year old track “One Pound of Flesh,” Street Dogs unveiled the song “Two Angry Kids” and the Andrew Jackson JihadCandles in the Wind Ben’s Song.” If videos are your thing then look no further than Fall Out Boy‘s cover of “Beat It” and Against Me’s rock the vote version of “Stop”. Finally this week saw the break up of Sinking Ships.

I Can’t Control My Fingers I Can’t Control My Brain
New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives

This week we spoke with Shannon Saint Ryan of punk rock supergroup The T4 Project, who are gearing up for the physical release of their recent album (interview). We also spoke with Nathan Winneke of Horse The Band, who are in the midst of their world tour (interview). Our Vinyl File feature was on hold as the Fredericton River flooded, and that makes record nerdery difficult. So what’s coming up this week? Look for releases from Millencolin and Kevin Seconds, with tours kicking off from Pennywise, Hot Water Music, the Bad Religion and more.
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Contests: Asian Man Records Tour: tickets, stuff, CD’s, vinyl and Twitter

Let’s face it, everyone loves Asian Man Records. Whether it’s the diverse roster, the great music, the charitable doings or the giant man who runs the label it’s rare that anyone has anything bad to say about them. We’re adding another reason to the list with a giveaway this week. Mr. Park has donated tickets, CDs, vinyl and posters from The Queers, Kepi Ghoulie, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Bomb The Music Industry! for a great contest. You can see the whole list below. All the included bands are schlepping across the country “Making Punk Fun Again” on the Asian Man Records Tour this summer and as such there’s some tickets to be gotten as well.

AND entering is super easy. How you might ask? A few weeks ago we officially launched our Twitter Feed and the response has been amazing. So to reward those on the uptake, we’ll be picking one user who is following us there to get the first, second, etc. prizes.

For those who haven’t signed up to follow us yet, head over to Twitter, sign up and do it! I’ll be picking next Saturday and you have until then.
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