How To Destroy Angels, the post-Nine Inch Nails project by the always-tortured Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, will soon be releasing their debut LP, Welcome Oblivion. Ahead of that date, the group has released “And The Sky Began To Scream” via touch tone phone. Seriously, call (310) 299-8756. Although the method may seem distinctly 20th century, Reznor doesn’t rehash the Pretty Hate Machine days, opting instead to go further down the rabbit hole of the moody and glitchy industrial sounds that made up the Social Network and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo soundtracks. Maandig’s vocals are infinitely prettier than Reznor’s whispery growl, but she can’t save the track from its overall darkness. Not that you’d want a pretty Trent Reznor track anyway. Stream it above.
How To Destroy Angels’ Welcome Oblivion comes out March 5th via Columbia.