NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS have announced a brand new album titled Push The Sky Away will be released in 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”, Nick Cave says Cave.
‘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.” Cave explains.
And we’re told that 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.
Watch the trailer for the album here
‘Push the Sky Away’, the fifteenth studio album by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be released on February 15th , 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.
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
Full tracklist and album cover art
We No Who U R
Wide Lovely Eyes
We Real Cool
Finishing Jubilee Street
Higgs Boson Blues
Push The Sky Away