Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, ‘Push the Sky Away’ Announced

Nick Cave Bad Seeds Push Sky AwayDetails on the new album Nick Cave teased in September (“It’s really very, very beautiful. It’s not a ballad record. It’s not like classic Bad Seed ballads.”) surfaced this morning: Push the Sky Away, a 9-track set produced by Nick Launay (Nocturama, Abattoir Blues, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!) at a 19th century French mansion “where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl” will be released on February 18th, as previously reported. The trailer video below provides perhaps the best preview at the moment with regard to sound, though this quote from today’s announcement should pique interest in the LP’s online-culled impetus:

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 artifact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries “whether they’re true or not.”

A single arrives next week, but in the meantime, here’s the tracklist and 4 minutes of studio footage:

Push the Sky Away Tracklist

01. “We No Who U R”
02. “Wide Lovely Eyes”
03. “Water’s Edge”
04. “Jubilee Street”
05. “Mermaids”
06. “We Real Cool”
07. “Finishing Jubilee Street”
08. “Higgs Boson Blues”
09. “Push The Sky Away”