Ladies and gentlemen, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are back. The legendary artists are set to release a new album, and accompanying film, this September. It is currently untitled, and it marks their first official release since 2013’s gorgeous Push The Sky Away.
To be clear, the band has not yet commented on this release – the news has been broken by Laemmle Theatre, and independent theatre in LA. The listing is currently on the website, but the details appear to have been removed.
The album will be released as a visual record, an interesting and on-trend decision, considering just how many albums are following that path these days. It is set to feature performances of the new songs. The website revealed (via Pitchfork): “The record has an intimacy and starkness that the film’s photographic style will reflect. It will be shot in black and white, color and 3-D. The idea is to create an experience that is immersive but also elegant, that feels both immediate and archival.”
Also, in a clever and simultaneously torturous move, the film will reportedly be the first that anyone gets to hear the album. It will not be serviced to media or anybody else before the film is released, and no singles or teasers of any other kind will be made available before the release date.
We’ll update you with more information as the news unfolds.
The project is currently untitled and is set for release on September 8, 2016.