Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels Unveil Video for ‘Keep It Together’
How to Destroy Angels is an experimental musical project featuring Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, frequent NIN collaborator Atticus Ross, Nine Inch Nails’ longtime graphic designer Rob Sheridan, and Mariqueen Maandig, the incredibly beautiful (and talented) wife of Trent Reznor. The musical coalition has just released a music video for ‘Keep It Together,’ which showcases the band performing the song in the studio.
How to Destroy Angels released their debut self-titled EP in 2010, with the group’s second EP, ‘An Omen EP,’ set for release on Nov. 13. ‘Keep it Together’ boasts droning electronic music filled with strategically placed nuances with tranquil vocal performances by both Reznor and Maandig, hitting a similar nerve struck by the duo of Maynard James Keenan and Carina Round within the music of Puscifer.
With Reznor having taken a more independent approach to his musical career as of late, fans were surprised to learn that ‘An Omen EP’ was to be released via Columbia Records. “We’ve really spent a long time thinking about things and it makes sense for a lot of reasons, including a chance to work with our old friend Mark Williams,” explains Reznor. “There’s a much more granular and rambling answer I could give (and likely will in an interview someplace), but it really comes down to us experimenting and trying new things to see what best serves our needs. Complete independent releasing has its great points but also comes with shortcomings.”
Check out the haunting new video for ‘Keep It Together’ by How to Destroy Angels.