Episode 124: Nine Inch Nails

“The Lovers”

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Trent Reznor started Nine Inch Nails in 1988. He released eight albums, sold over 20 million records, won two Grammys and was nominated for 11 more. Then, in 2010, Trent Reznor and his longtime collaborator Atticus Ross scored the film The Social Network, and they won an Oscar for it. A few years later, in 2016, Atticus Ross joined Nine Inch Nails as an official member. The duo’s most recent release is Add Violence, an EP, and in this episode, Trent and Atticus break down a song from it called “The Lovers.”

You can get “The Lovers” on iTunes and the Add Violence EP on vinyl here.

Here’s a picture of the Luminist Garden, the sound manipulator made by Folktek that’s used on “The Lovers.”


For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

“Branches / Bones” – by Nine Inch Nails, from Not the Actual Events EP.
Nine Inch Nails discography