By now you have probably heard the new Nine Inch Nails single, "The Hand That Feeds," on the radio, and now fans can re-mix, rearrange and "destroy" the track themselves! Trent Reznor has posted a downloadable version of the single on nin.com so that Macintosh users can download it and manipulate the vocal tracks and other sounds using Apple's GarageBand 2 program.
"For quite some time, I've been interested in the idea of allowing you the ability to tinker around with my tracks — to create remixes, experiment, embellish or destroy what's there," Reznor says on the Web site. "I tried a few years ago to do this in Shockwave, with very limited results. After spending some quality time sitting in hotel rooms on a press tour, it dawned on me that the technology now exists and is already in the hands of some of you. I got to work experimenting and came up with something I think you'll enjoy."
He adds, "Change the tempo. Add new loops. Chop up the vocals. Turn me into a woman. Replay the guitar. Anything you'd like. It's fun to mess around with. I've now heard a Country version of the track as well as an abstract Latin interpretation. I'm interested to see what comes of it, what issues are raised and what the results are."
NIN's long-awaited album, With Teeth, finally hits stores on May 3. The U.S. tour with the Dresden Dolls starts April 27 in San Francisco.