Some good news for fans of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds… the motley crew of rugged old dudes are set to release a new album in February 2013. According to Clashmusic.com, the Australian artist and his long-term band of cohorts will release an album entitled Push The Sky Away on February 18, 2012.
The last time Nick Cave released an album with The Bad Seeds was in 2008, when they came out with the seminal Dig, Lazarus, Dig! In the meantime, Cave has been working with his other band, Grinderman, who have been regulars on the festival circuit for the last couple of summers and he’s also had his hand in a number of soundtrack projects, including The Death of Bunny Munro and The Road. Nick seemed to delight in explaining how the creative process worked for the band, this time around, in a recent interview, saying “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.”
The Bad Seeds have always been the band to whom Cave has returned, since his early band The Birthday Party disbanded. With the current line up of Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos, Thomas Wylder, Martyn P Casey and Conway Savage, you can expect that Push the Sky Away will be yet another masterpiece in Nick Cave’s enviable canon of work.