Written by Nick Heer.

Nine Inch Nails Announce New EP, Vinyl Reissues

Samantha Maine, NME:

Nine Inch Nails have announced a new EP ‘Not the Actual Events’, set to be self-released on December 23.


The band are also releasing a limited edition 4xLP vinyl version of the 1999 NIN album ‘The Fragile’, containing 37 bonus tracks. “The Fragile occupies a very interesting and intimate place in my heart,” Reznor said in a press release.

I wouldn’t say this news is “saving” 2016, but it’s pretty close to being The Thing that averts an entirely tragic year. I’ve ordered both the four-LP set and the “digital + physical component” copy of the EP, the latter of which features this curious note:

The intention of this record is for it to exist in the physical world, just like you. Choosing this package gets you the digital files and we will ship the proper physical component to your house for you to deal with, while very limited supplies last.

I don’t know what I will be “dealing” with when whatever “it” is arrives in the mail, but I’m intrigued.

Funny enough, Reznor — an Apple employee, via their acquisition of Beats Music — announced this news on Instagram and Twitter, but there’s still no word of it on Apple Music Connect.