In the olden days, being on a major label, we’d get into fights about the cost of the package. I would be arguing, ‘It needs four-color ink and it needs this kind of paper.’ And the argument would be, ‘Nobody cares about that stuff.’ I don’t know if the guy that bought the Eminem record cares about that — and that’s nothing against Eminem. I don’t know that my biggest fan cares about that. But I care about it. I care about the way that paper feels, and if it leaves fingerprints, and I would prefer that it’s not the jewel box that explodes when you try to take the plastic off the outside. And with vinyl, I care about what’s written on the inside with the engineer’s handwriting. I think about those things. So if I’m able to offer something that actually makes it sound a little closer to how we wanted it to sound, I don’t expect everyone to care about that. But if you do, then here it is.
Yes yes yes.
I know that what we’re doing flies in the face of the Kickstarter Amanda-Palmer-Start-a-Revolution thing, which is fine for her, but I’m not super-comfortable with the idea of Ziggy Stardust shaking his cup for scraps. I’m not saying offering things for free or pay-what-you-can is wrong. I’m saying my personal feeling is that my album’s not a dime. It’s not a buck. I made it as well as I could, and it costs 10 bucks, or go fuck yourself.
How to destroy angels. New single “Keep it together.” From An omen EP, out November 13th.
Intriguing Possibilities by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
This whole score is so good. Dig it.