Industrial-rock band Nine Inch Nails has wasted no time releasing its first album since becoming a free agent last October.
The Trent Reznor-led combo started selling an instrumental album, “Ghosts I-IV,” on its Web site, http://www.nin.com, Sunday. Fans can receive the first nine songs from the 36-track project for free, or can pay $5 for the entire digital album.
There are several other ordering options, each of which comes with immediate access to the album in digital form.
The standard double-CD set is retailing for $10, and will reach stores on April 8. A $70 deluxe edition and a $300 autographed version will ship May 1.
After Nine Inch Nails’ contract with Interscope expired, the label released a remix album, “Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D.” The band’s last studio release, “Year Zero,” debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. album charts last April.