Nine Inch Nails Release 'Came Back Haunted' Video

Watch this creepy 4-minute thing, directed by David Lynch.

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Nine Inch Nails revealed music video for "Came Back Haunted," the first single from the upcoming album "Hesitation Marks."

The music video was directed by David Lynch. This is the second time the Nails frontman Trent Reznor is teaming up with the "Twin Peaks" director, seeing that they have already joined forces on 1997's "Lost Highway" soundtrack.

"Hestiation Marks" will be released on September 3. It will become the first band's release since 2008's "The Slip." The album features guest appearances of Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv and King Crimson's Adrian Belew.

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    I know a lot of people hate it, and it is a bit cheap a video in places, I love it and it actually makes the song work sooooo well, even if it's borderline dance-style.
    I'm not saying it's bad necessarily, but when I first heard "David Lynch directed NIN video" my imagination and expectations ran wild.
    I ****ing love this song and NIN, but I couldn't bear to watch this video. It was so disorienting for me that I couldn't finish watching it.
    I'm disappointed, saw it once, probably won't see it again ... I'd rather see the current line-up playing in the studio.
    Last week was my 40th birthday and I really didn't feel like waking up that morning. I managed to pull myself together and go downstairs for breakfast, hoping my wife would be pleasant and say, "Happy Birthday!", and possibly have a small present for me. As it turned out, she barely said good morning, let alone "Happy Birthday." I thought... Well, that's marriage for you, but the kids... They will remember. My kids came trampling down the stairs to breakfast, ate their breakfast, and didn't say a word to me. So when I made it out of the house and started for work, I felt pretty dumpy and despondent. As I walked into my office, my secretary Joanne said, "Good Morning Boss, and by the way Happy Birthday!" It felt a bit better knowing that at least someone remembered. I worked in a zombie like fashion until about one o'clock, when Joanne knocked on my door and said, "You know, it's such a beautiful day outside, and it's your Birthday, why don't we go out for lunch, just you and me." I said, "Thanks, Joanne, that's the best thing I've heard all day. Let's go!" We went to lunch but not where we'd normally go. Instead she took me to a quiet bistro with a private table. We had a couple of mixed drinks and I enjoyed the meal tremendously. On the way back to the office, Joanne said, "You know, It's such a beautiful day... We don't have to go right back to the office, do we?" I replied with "I suppose not. What do you have in mind?" She said, "Let's go to my apartment, it's just around the corner." After arriving at her apartment, Joanne turned to me and said, "Boss if you don't mind, I'm goinna to step into the bedroom for just a moment. I'll be right back." "Ok." I nervously replied. She went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, she came out carrying a huge birthday cake... Followed by my wife, my kids, and dozens of my friends, and co-workers, all singing "Happy Birthday". And I just sat there... On the couch... Naked. LOL!
    Righteous itch
    If anything I think the video hinders the song. The images are kinda distracting, and there's no real catchy hooks, or ear-gasmic parts to the song that make you listen intently while watching the video. So ya kinda just stare at a screen wondering why. When instead you could be just listening to the song up loud and making a sandwich in the other room.
    This video was so disappointingly bad, I made an account on Ultimate-Guitar, specifically to make this comment. NIN are better than this.
    Yes, I wasn't expecting a "Perfect Drug" vid from the glorious mtv era but this is ridiculous.
    The Perfect Drug video wasn't actually directed by David Lynch, but by Mark Romanek. Lynch directed the movie, Lost Highway, that the song was written for.
    Thrice Capades
    Sorry that Reznor and Lynch left the large breasted ladies and bottles of Cristal out of this one. Obviously that would have been much more up your alley.
    There is something this song is missing. Guitars. I found this song disappointing. The singing is weak and uninspired, and the music is lackluster. I really hope the entire album isn't as lame as this.
    Good music doesn't necessarily need guitars. Look at Daft Punk for example.
    The song does have some guitars in it. I think the songs just too predictable. Its a very basic structure and I think at this point NIN should be making music thats more than that. Who knows, maybe this is just their radio song and we'll get more surprising changes to the songs on the rest of the album.
    there is almost no guitar on Pretty hate Machine and that is possibly the best NIN album, certainly the most accessible.
    I think Tent's basic rule for guitar is "When in doubt use octaves". Also the new Daft Punk album is crawling with guitars.
    GUYS! Sometimes professionals say; "If you are not growing, you are dead...." This is true to real music. All professional and mature musicians change their conceptual aspect and taste when they release new album everytime. NIN is one of them. A very profound and complex music. NIN's new album will also be very different than previous records. So we don't need to compare it with ex-records. And observe the new conceptual aspects instead. NIN is one of the greatest experimentalist in the music it brings something new to the table which will be case with HESITATION MARKS...
    Of course the video is weird i havent even watched it and i know its going to be weird because David Lynch made it. This is the man who made Eraserhead.
    The video "Come Back Haunted" is experimental and very complex. Its not for normal person to understand it like their music. More singles are coming from the new album Hesitation Marks.
    I like the song, even though I am not into Techno sounding music at all no matter who the artist is. To me it feels like they are operating computers rather than playing instruments. I am referring to Techno in general, not specifically NIN.
    really disappointed in both of these artists. and this is the first single of their new album?!?! yikes!!! makes me sad...