Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds – individually Grinderman’s Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos; plus Thomas Wylder and Conway Savage – are soon to release a new LP, and its title is ‘Push The Sky Away’. The band’s first album since 2008′s ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’, it was taped at La Fabrique, a studio built in a nineteenth century French mansion. Ooh la la.
Here’s what that looked like when it happened:
Praising The Seeds’ “pure, instinctive inventiveness”, Cave defines the new record thus: “If I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then ‘Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren’s loops are its tiny, trembling heartbeat”.
The LP’s release on 18 Feb will be preceded by a single, ‘We No Who U R’, which will be made available digitally on 3 Dec.
And last of all, a ‘Push The Sky Away’ tracklisting:
We No Who U R
Wide Lovely Eyes
We Real Cool
Finishing Jubilee Street
Higgs Boson Blues
Push The Sky Away
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