Industrial rock pioneer Nine Inch Nails is also a pioneer in the Web 2.0 era of music distribution. InformationWeek reports that the band "released a free album Monday, one day after allowing Facebook users to download a single track. The album, called The Slip, is the second Nine Inch Nails' album released online. It includes the tracks "Echoplex" and "Discipline," both of which were made available online before the entire album's release."
Click here to download it. According to the band (their lack of capitals, not mine):
the music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.
for those of you interested in physical products, fear not. we plan to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in july. details coming soon.
we encourage you to remix it share it with your friends, post it on your blog, play it on your podcast, give it to strangers, etc.
Sounds like a pretty good deal!