Featured on HTDA’s second EP, An Omen, the group also includes Reznor’s wife, singer Mariqueen Maandig, and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross. Reznor enlisted major label support from Columbia Records for the release of their sophomore EP.
The man behind the mau5 — Joel Zimmerman — gave this trippy track a low-fi, glitchy makeover. Static crackles contrast Maandig’s cooing vocals, with a hollow reverb matching the track’s dark and shadowy vibe.
HTDA also released a video for “Ice Age,” a seven-minute short film directed by John Hillcoat depicting the post-industrial band holed up in a cabin somewhere out in the wilderness. Check out the freshness and let us know what you think.
The DJZ/10 is a collection of ten DJs that we think you should know about now. Some of them are already familiar to you, others you may have never heard of. The list is not based on (1) a secret computer algorithm, (2) social media popularity, or (3) payola. Every month or so we get together to decide if somebody from the broader A…Z directory is about to break out and should be included in the DJZ/10, or if somebody already on the list, for that matter, is “phoning it in” and deserved to be replaced by another DJ who is more worthy.×