On Tuesday Trent Reznor announced on his official Twitter profile that he would be releasing new music this week and today he makes good on that promise. TR is making available, starting today, a FREE 5 Track Sampler EP of songs taken from the soundtrack he created for the upcoming film The Social Network. Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross have created 19 songs for the soundtrack and starting RIGHT NOW you can click HERE and download 5 of those tracks. Additionally, TR is offering a variety of inexpensive ways to purchase the physical version of the soundtrack and has partnered with Amazon to offer the entire disc for digital download at the extremely low price of $2.99:
The Social Network soundtrack will be released digitally on Tuesday September 28th with physical formats to follow in October. You can pre-order standard CD, Blu-ray (audio only 5.1 surround and high resolution stereo) and 2 disc 180g vinyl formats now. All preorders include an instant 5 song sampler download and a full digital album delivered by email on 9/28. Standalone digital will be available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon.com at a promotional rate of $2.99 for a 48 hour period starting 12:01am on 9/28. Digital purchases will begin HERE 9/30 at 12:01am.
Here is our first look at the album artwork for the 5 Track Sampler EP which is available now and a message from TR about the soundtrack release:
This is what Atticus and I have been working on for the last few months. We had a great time working with David Fincher on this and the film turned out excellent – something we’re very proud of. It opens in theatres Oct 1 and you should check it out.
Musically, this all came out of our secret laboratory – electronic in basis, but mostly organic sounding. Lots of experiments and emphasis on sound fraying around the edges while focusing on the proper emotional tone for the various scenes.
Regarding the purchase options, sorry about the “clunkiness” of not offering the full record digital download pre-sale (and having to visit Amazon). My agenda was to be able to offer this for the lowest possible price and this was the best way to achieve that. Amazon has been a great partner with past projects and I appreciate your understanding.
- Trent Reznor, 9.16.10
Judging by just the 5 tracks being offered right now (for FREE) I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the sound and tone of the soundtrack. These tracks definitely have that Nine Inch Nails feel to them but in an updated way. As you might expect, there is an intense beauty to these dark and somber instrumentals. I applaud TR for continuing to offer his work for free in many cases and at a very inexpensive price point in all other cases. Because his music is being released via his Null Corporation, he has the control of his work that allows this sort of release philosophy … as a fan, I am most thankful. So, what are you waiting for … click HERE and download these tracks immediately. I think you will love them as much as I do. I cannot wait to hear the soundtrack in its entirety.
And that, my friends, is how the new season begins. Trust me, it just keeps getting better … the season 5 premiere ep is really good. I cannot wait for all y’all to see it in full. But, a wee taste to whet your appetites is pretty nice, right? Enjoy.
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc was spotted enjoying a night on the town in London, England this week lookin’ like he was having the time of his life. After Matt stumbled out of the Chamberlayne Pub last night (much like he did back in June when he was photographed stumbling out of Bungalow 8), he pulled out a hand-rolled cigarette and sparked up inside his waiting car:
Now, it’s not uncommon for folks to hand roll their own tobacco cigarettes .. but it’s usually very unlikely. Of course, we have no idea what exactly Matty boy here was smokin’ in his hoopie last night but I have my suspicions. Who knew that Matt LeBlanc was such a partier, eh?
This video is in promotion of Jerry Leigh’s officially licensed Betty White apparel (they have the sole license to her likeness in the apparel category), which includes limited edition HoodieBuddie™ with HB3 Technology™ and t-shirt styles. The HoodieBuddie™ styles feature patent pending technology in the form of washable drawstring earbuds and an input jack in the pocket, which keep its wearer connected to an ipod/mp3 player. The Betty White apparel benefits Morris Animal Foundation, a pet charity of Betty’s, and is available for purchase at hoodiebuddie.com (both guys and girls)!
I cannot think of anything so unexpected as a clothing line designed by Betty White that is so technologically advanced but … it works. After the jump, check out this fun promo video in full and see what I’m talking about … More »
Back in May we got to see a beefcakey photo of Brad Goreski, junior stylist BFF of Rachel Zoe (as featured on The Rachel Zoe Project), when he was chosen as the Hot Dude of the Week. As you may recall, Brad was photographed by Terry Richardson and looked surprisingly good. Today we get to see a few new photos of Brad in all his shirtless wonder in a new series of photos shot by Richardson. First, here are photos of Brad after he left Terry‘s studio in NYC earlier this week:
As you might expect, Brad did strip down — once again — in front of Richardson‘s camera but he did manage to take a couple photos with his shirt on … like this one:
But we all know that the real draw is the semi-nekkidness. Check out those photos, after the jump … More »
It’s been about a week, y’all … he still hasn’t shaved it off … I think the chin pubes might be here to stay. I’m still not feelin’ the look but … at least Zac is trying to own his hairy new visage. Will Zac be taking the beard to other countries around the world? Stay tuned … More »
On Monday I wrote a post that reminded me of my love for the superhero character Wonder Woman from a very young age. Even before I became the huge Batman fan that I am, my first love was for Wonder Woman … in fact, at age 6 I would tell everyone that I was going to grow up and marry Wonder Woman (ie. actress Lynda Carter who played WW on TV). Since being reminded of the WW watch I loved so much as a kid, I decided to dig out my DVDs of the complete WW series and begin watching the series from the start last night:
I think some of you oldsters (like me) remember the action/adventure series from the late 70′s. The first season on ABC was titled The New Original Wonder Woman and was set in the WWII era 1940′s. The second and third seasons were titled The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and were set in the present 1970′s. I can’t even tell you how much I loved WW as a kid … rewatching the original pilot episode brought back all of that love last night:
Despite the fact that Wonder Woman was “for girls”, my parents were very supportive of my love for all things WW. I’m telling you, I haven’t watched the entire WW series since I was prolly 10 years old (the show ran in re-runs for a couple years after the series went off the air) so I’m very excited to relive my youth again :) I have more vivid memories of the third season of the series, mainly because it featured more robots and aliens and was very much like The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. After the jump, check out video of the opening sequence of the third season of The New Adventures of Wonder Woman to be reminded of how amazing the show was and for you young’ns, to see what you missed out on for being born too late … More »
Nick Jonas is 18, Alexis Bledel is 29, Amy Poehler is 39, Mickey Rourke is 54, Ed Begley Jr. is 61, B.B. King is 85 and Lauren Bacall is 86 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Super Dad David Beckham dutifully picked up his children from school yesterday in his fully loaded black Jeep … because when David Beckham rolls up to pick up the kids from school, he’s gotta do it in the most pimp way possible:
Boys will be boys when they’re playing with their toys. Man, I bet it is cool as hell to have Becks as a father … ugh, I can’t even imagine. When I got picked up from school, my mom rolled up in her emerald green Grand Marquis … tho, thankfully, my dad never picked me up in his Handy-Man Van … OY! I would’ve died from embarrassment. Yeah, I doubt the Beckham children have much to be embarrassed about … well, until they become more aware of all the scantily clad underwear ads their parents have posed for over the years. At least I can thank my lucky stars that there are no billboards of my parents in their undies hanging in major cities around the world.
Alanis and Bump did some shopping at Ron Herman and she looked as happy as can be. Despite the fact that this top is really loose-fitting, you can see that the Bump continues to grow. Dang … both mother and incubating child look fantastic, don’t they?