Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, new LP “Push the Sky Away” tracklisting and release date announced, plus “in the studio” teaser video

A new Bad Seeds LP is always a glorious thing (well, almost always), and first out of the traps is the excellent Quietus announcing details of “Push the Sky Away”…

Well, here we are. After those few years away screaming and lurching their way priapically around the world as Grinderman, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos have hooked up with Thomas Wylder and Conway Savage for a new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album.

The record, called Push The Sky Away will be released on February 18th 2013, preceded by a single, the cheekily text speak ‘We No Who U R’ on December 3rd. About the new record, Nick Cave says, “Well, 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. I don’t know, this record just seems new, you know, but new in an old school kind of way.”

About the record we’re told (by the press release, not Mr Cave) that “The contemporary settings of myths, and the cultural references that have time-stamped Nick’s songs of the twenty-first century mist lightly through details drawn from the life he observed around his seaside home, through the tall windows on the album’s mysterious and ambiguous cover.”

Intriguingly, the album was written in a notebook over the course of the year, and was shaped by Nick Cave’s wandering around google and Wikipedia entries, “whether they’re true or not” (Cave). The press release continues, “these songs convey how on the internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognise and assign weight to what’s genuinely important.”

read the REST of the article here: The Quietus | News | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: LP Details!

Tracklisting

  1. We No Who U R
  2. Wide Lovely Eyes
  3. Water’s Edge
  4. Jubilee Street
  5. Mermaids
  6. We Real Cool
  7. Finishing Jubilee Street
  8. Higgs Boson Blues
  9. Push The Sky Away

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