There’s a new band on the scene, entitled How To Destroy Angels. They’re readying a 6-song debut EP for a release this summer, and that’s about all we know. Why do we care at all? Because it’s got Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor’s fingerprints all over it, and is likely his new project with his new wife Mariqueen, formerly of West Indian Girl.
Sure, we’re jumping to a conclusion here, as announcements so far have been sparse and cryptic. But take a look at the band’s website, logo, artwork, and teaser video, and you’ll see all the trademarks.
It’s not much to go on yet. And we’re not denying our misogynistic knee-jerk reaction; It’s hard, as longtime fans, to see this new project as anything other than a hell of a shortcut for Mariqueen, right into the spotlight, bypassing the decades of struggle that shapes genius like Trent Reznor’s. You can bet your ass we wouldn’t be talking about this band at this point in time, if not for the mere rumor of Reznor’s involvement.
On the other hand, the shortcut may be deserved, for all we know. Time will tell.