Somehow, in a career stretching back 25 years, Nine Inch Nails had never performed on network television before last night, when the group unleashed a pair of songs on the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Official video doesn’t seem to have surfaced of the first tune, “Came Back Haunted” (there’s a fan-shot clip here) but frontman Trent Reznor looked amped up and animated on the second, “All Time Low,” as he bobbed at the microphone while the band, including a pair of backup singers, fleshed out the dark, funky tune behind him.
Both songs appear on Nine Inch Nails’ latest album, Hesitation Marks, which came out in August. Reznor announced the pending release, the band’s first album since The Slip in 2008, earlier this year when he said he had been working in secret with Alan Moulder on the new record, “which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great.”
The band has also been on tour this fall, with 12 shows to go before finishing in Calgary, Alberta, on November 25th.