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On this day in music history: March 22, 1990 - “Head Like A Hole” by Nine Inch Nails is released. Written by Trent Reznor, it is the second single issued from NIN’s debut album “Pretty Hate Machine”. “Head Like A Hole” is written after Trent Reznor after tours as the opening act for fellow industrial rockers Skinny Puppy in 1988, and is in part inspired by something said by Ministry leader Alain Jourgensen in concert. He states that “listening to Ministry is like having a nine inch nail hammered into your head like a hole”. “Hole” is released as a 12" and CD Maxi single, featuring remixes by Reznor, Flood, Adrian Sherwood, and Keith LeBlanc. The eleven track CD single includes remixes of “Hole” as well as “Down In It”, “Terrible Lie”, and the non-LP track “You Know Who You Are”. Clocking in over fifty-six minutes, its running time is more than eight minutes longer than the full length album that it comes from. “Head Like A Hole” peaks at #28 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and bubbles under the Hot 100 at #109.

Fuck Customers

I am the head of electronics at a major retail store, we will just call it Bullseye, and I had a lady come in a few days ago about 30 minutes before the end of my shift asking about a camera. No big deal. UNTIL I explained to her that the only available camera we had left was the display that if she wanted it I could box it up for her. [This was after I checked the backroom 3 times] She finally said that it was fine. But as soon as I start boxing up the camera, she flies off the handle with saying “No, I want that camera new. I dont want no display camera! If im paying for it its going to be new” Which I replied to her saying once again that this was the only camera we had left in what she wanted and this is all I could do. Then I offered to hold the camera for her if she wanted to go look at other stores to see if they had it new in a box and if not it’ll be here waiting for her. She then starts throwing a fit, yelling at me, cussing me, calling me a smartass, etc. Saying that I was rude and had poor customer service and even telling her that she needed to get out of the store and somewhere else. Like no, I just offered to hold the damn thing and put it in reserve for you so you could check another store [which you said you wanted to do in the first place]. She then demanded that someone else checked her out so I literally had to call my only coworker at this time from across the store to check her out. Like some people are literally the worst human beings in the world.

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A Chat Noir hoodie  as requested by @beyond-the-disguise. I might even make a Chat Noir dress later.

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On this day in music history: October 20, 1989 - “Pretty Hate Machine”, the debut album by Nine Inch Nails is released. Produced by Trent Reznor, Flood, Adrian Sherwood, Keith LeBlanc and John Fryer, it is recorded at The Right Track Studios in Cleveland, OH, Blackwing Studios, Roundhouse Studios in London, Unique Recording Studios in New York City and Synchro Sound Studios in Boston, MA from May - June 1989. While working as an assistant engineer, handyman and janitor at The Right Track Studios in Cleveland, Trent Reznor begins making his debut release under the Nine Inch Nails moniker, at night during studio off hours with the studio managers’ permission. The album features Reznor playing most of the instruments and doing much of the programming and sequencing which is done on an Apple MacIntosh Plus computer. Released on the indie label TVT Records, it is one of the first independently released albums to reach platinum status in the US and is considered a landmark record in the Industrial Rock genre. It spins off three singles including “Head Like A Hole” and “Down In It”. Due to legal issues between Reznor and his former label TVT, the album goes out of print from 1997 to 2005, before the musician acquires the rights to the the master tapes. It is reissued first by Rykodisc, then by UMe (Universal Music Enterprises) in 2010 in a newly remastered edition. “Pretty Hate Machine” peaks at number seventy five on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

So the wonderful Melanie Martinez has just dropped her debut album Cry Baby and its safe to say that pretty much each track from the album is absolutely incredible, honestly not one track I dislike from it but one which stood out for me was Tag You’re It. The track just has this wonderfully playful nature to it with a hidden dark nature to it, like a lot of Melanie’s tracks but this one has done it absolutely perfectly in my opinion - Jakk

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Earlier this year, I had the infinite pleasure of premiering Lions Head’s charming debut song, Begging, on IHM. Today, that soulful, acoustic meets electronic gem has accrued over 200K streams on Soundcloud! It’s no surprise, considering the copious amounts of stirring, emotive sentiement that oozes from the stellar track. Lions Head is made up of members from both America and Germany, and they’re a part of the Milky Chance family. Like the German duo, they carry a soothing yet uptempo gritty, honeyed quality. Lions Head dropped a video for Begging, a fine reason to let the song sweep us away again in melancholy tinted, saccharine bliss. Begging is avialable now on iTunes

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Just one week after La+ch flexed his productions skills on Coleman Hell’s monster hit “2 Heads”, he’s back on vocal duties with his brand new single “Crave”. The self-produced piece is soulful, sexy and a dangerously addictive. After a stream of quality singles and a solid EP last year, it’s safe to say La+ch has climbed the ranks of one of our favorite new artists here at the Machine Factory. La+ch’s debut album drops March 31st. We’re ready.

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I feel like every time I share a new Coleman Hell song, I say that it’s my new favorite offering from the versatile Toronto artist. I’m tempted to say that again on 2 Heads, a soulful and surprisingly folk flavored electronic track, not unlike some of Milky Chance’s songs, or recently buzzing newcomer Broken Back’s music. 2 Heads is the hooking first taste from Coleman Hell’s debut full length album, Srry Bout Last Nite. The plucky guitars, an incredibly infectious chorus, and the punchy, stomping energy is absolutely contagious and immensely addicting. Coleman delivers his usual smooth, commanding vocals.

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