Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced the imminent arrival of their fifteenth studio album: Push The Sky Away. The record will be released in February 2013, with the first single “We No Who U R” available from the 3rdDecember.
According to its release, many tracks have been inspired by the internet along with Cave being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries “whether they’re true or not”. Detailing further, Cave added that “the new record just seems new, you know, but new in an old school kind of way” in an ever tangled manner.
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. Cave outlined: “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 – 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
We No Who U R
Wide Lovely Eyes
We Real Cool
Finishing Jubilee Street
Higgs Boson Blues
Push The Sky Away