Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Trent Reznor to become a father

from WWD:

Mariqueen Maandig, the 29-year-old singer of How to Destroy Angels, prefers to maintain a little anonymity.
But now there’s a good reason for the public to know her business. She — along with Reznor, 45, and his longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, 42 — are set to release How to Destroy Angels’ self-titled debut EP today. 

she met Reznor (though she’s not saying how) and they became engaged in spring 2009. By summer she had left West Indian Girl to pursue her own career. She joined Reznor on his “Wave Goodbye” tour and married him in October. Soon they started experimenting with their own music.

With Maandig on vocals and synthesizer and Reznor producing the majority of instrumentals with Ross, the trio put together a six-song EP that Maandig describes as more feminine and subtler than Reznor’s unambiguously hard sound. With little to no fanfare, the group digitally released the single “A Drowning,” followed by “The Space in Between” and “The Believers.” In June, How to Destroy Angels released the full EP as a free digital download in anticipation of the physical release. Plans for a full-length follow-up are on hold due to Maandig’s pregnancy, but the band hopes for it in early 2011. Reznor and Ross are also working on a film soundtrack, the name of which they naturally won’t disclose.

But right now, the biggest project on Maandig’s mind is a baby name: “I have a list, it’s so hard. It’s like here’s a brand-new life and you’re in charge of it, now go!”

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