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Stream: Nine Inch Nails, “March of the Pigs (Superhumanoids Cover)”

May 08, 2013

Nine Inch Nails' 1994 single "March of the Pigs" has never really been for the feint of heart; it's got a jagged, unpredictable meter, and sounds so dense and abrasive for the majority of its run-time that when everything suddenly grinds to a screeching halt to make way for a jazzy piano line and Trent's very smooth and up-close tenor, it almost sounds like we're listening to a different song. In the hands of the very dreamy-sounding Los Angeles electronic trio Superhumanoids, however, it offers pretty much the opposite experience—all economical, thumping rhythms and glittery R&B melisma. In fact, if the lyrics didn't revolve around a cryptic, socio-political metaphor involving pig slaughter, it'd probably be a perfect summer jam. Look for Superhumanoids on tour next month in North America.

Stream: Nine Inch Nails, "March of the Pigs (Superhumanoids Remix)"

June 13 Denver @ Larimer Lounge
June 15 Chicago @ The Hideout
June 16 Minneapolis @ Triple Rock
June 18 Toronto @ The Drake
June 19 Montreal @ Il Motore
June 20 Boston @ Church
June 21 New York @ Mercury Lounge
June 22 Brooklyn @ Cameo Gallery
June 24 Philadelphia @ Johnny Brendas
June 25 Washington DC @ DC9
June 27: Atlanta @ The Earl
June 28: New Orleans @ Circle Bar
June 29: Austin @ Mohawk
July 1: Phoenix @ Crescent Ballroom

Stream: Nine Inch Nails, “March of the Pigs (Superhumanoids Cover)”