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It's called 'Push The Sky Away'.
They've just announced it with this trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK59GDfWvsg
You can pre-order it from http://www.nickcave.com
The last album was excellent, and one of their best.
IMO. Although most of their albums are superb in one way or another.
An End of the Road headline set wouldn't go amiss either Nick!
and 10 since his last truly great one. After Grinderman & Dig Lazarus Dig, I am not expecting great things but I would love him to surprise me. Fingers crosses.
as long as people keep suggesting they're his best work, which many people do and which is patently bollocks, I'll keep moaning.
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
PUSH THE SKY AWAY
18th FEBRUARY 2013
"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 heart-beat."
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Watch a trailer for the album at nickcave.com
At the heart of Push the Sky Away is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of all the Bad Seeds albums. 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.
The songs on this album took form in a modest notebook with shellac covers over the course of almost a year. The notebook is a treasured analogue artefact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries “whether they’re true or not”. 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.
Push the Sky Away was produced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio based in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France, where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl.
"I enter the studio with a handful of ideas, unformed and pupal; it's the Bad Seeds that transform them into things of wonder. Ask anyone who has seen them at work. They are unlike any other band on earth for pure, instinctive inventiveness." Nick Cave
On this album it’s not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What’s being created is a collective musical language that’s rich and complex.
Push the Sky Away has a clarity and sweet strangeness that’s built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons.
"I don't know, this record just seems new, you know, but new in an old school kind of way"
Push the Sky Away, the fifteenth studio album by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be released in February 2013 on CD/ Ltd CD-DVD / Vinyl / Digital.
Track one "We No Who U R" is available from 3rd December. The track comes as a download with every pre-order album purchase via nickcave.com or iTunes. "We No Who U R" will also be available as a single download from all digital retailers.
Bad Seed Ltd.
We No Who U R
Wide Lovely Eyes
We Real Cool
Finishing Jubilee Street
Higgs Boson Blues
Push The Sky Away
Nick Cave - Vocals, piano, Rhodes, backing vocals
Warren Ellis - Violin, viola, flute, tenor guitar, synthesizer, loops, Rhodes, backing vocals
Martyn Casey - Bass
Thomas Wydler - Drums
Jim Sclavunos - Percussion
Conway Savage - Vocals
it sounds like it could be quite different from the trailer. The last album by them I really loved was Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus. I'm hoping this is up there with that.
but I haven't been crazy about the production on his albums of late. Especially Dig. I think he needs to go back to the full sound of Let Love in and mix his vocals in the mix a bit better. Last few albums along with Grinderman almost sound like they were recorded live.
was one of his best, easily. Didn't really dig Dig! but this could be wonderful yet.
not sure about the guitars on this one. could've done pretty much the same thing on the piano and it would sound wonderful though. think the lyrics are the best lyrics I've read since, well, Dig! Lazarus Dig! though. Completely heartbreaking, wonderful imagery etc etc