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Christine and the Queens and Nine Inch Nails return, plus new music from Slow Hollows, Peter Fenn and more

Christine and the Queens feat. Dâm-Funk: Girlfriend French pop singer/songwriter/producer Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has teamed up with Pasadena-based funk master Dâm-Funk (aka Damon Garrett Riddick) for the new track “Girlfriend.” Letissier says the song was born out of her fixation with masculinity, saying, “I became obsessed with this idea of the macho man, and still being a woman. What does it …

Nine Inch Nails: This Isn’t The Place

Hot off a riveting “Twin Peaks” cameo performance, Nine Inch Nails have released a second track, “This Isn’t The Place,” from tomorrow’s forthcoming EP Add Violence. As the song’s atmosphere thickens on piano progressions, an emotional climax (one of many) arises almost mid-track, with the introduction of lead singer Trent Reznor’s vocals. As dark and challenging as it can be at times, the song leaves …

How Moog Synths Shaped Trent Reznor’s Career

After announcing the discontinuation of the iconic Minimoog Voyager synthesizer, Moog music caught up with Trent Reznor to discuss the impact the machine has had on his life and musical career. The Nine Inch Nails frontman and “The Social Network” soundtrack composer recalls the first time he acquired a Moog synth at an early age, sparking a legendary career in machine-made music. “My entire musical …