A number of sources are reporting that Nick Cave has announced that a Bad Seeds LP will be released in 2013, probably February. The excellent Nick Cave Fixes reports:
According to a friend who attended last night’s Lawless Q & A in London, Nick Cave said the new Bad Seeds album is DONE and that the band will likely tour early next year. Said Cave about the new album: “It’s a real masterpiece. No seriously, leave all that other shit behind, this is the one”. Rumors abound that L.A. dates are already scheduled for February 2013.
And Aussie site Music Feeds says:
Having successfully wrapped up his recent film score/soundtrack collaboration with Warren Ellis, Nick Cave has turned his attention to a slightly more neglected project, his very own Bad Seeds.
The last studio effort of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds came in the form of 2008′s Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! So you can imagine the sheer delight fans all over the world will now be sharing with news that Cave will be bringing back the thunder in 2013.
In a recent interview with BBC 6‘s Nemone, Cave revealed that “I’m really excited about that. We haven’t done one for a while”. The program later revealed that fans can expect the album to drop early 2013, around Feb.
Cave continued to say that “it was a real pleasure to get back to doing that…to finding the time to take off a significant amount of time from other projects, which were always supposed to be, kind of, extra-curricular. And just to get back with the Bad Seeds in a room and make a record.”
The musician was sure to keep his cards close to his chest on this one, keeping his lips sealed just enough to create some powerful suspense, “I think what we did…I’m so pleased with this. It’s really different. I mean, it doesn’t sound like anything the Bad Seeds have done before. It’s really good. It’s really very, very beautiful. It’s not a ballad record. It’s not like classic Bad Seed ballads. But it’s very, very beautiful and it’s far away from Grinderman and that kind of thing.”
When pushed on the title for the album, Cave pumped the brakes: “No, it’s making me all goose-pimply just even talking about it”.