I LOVE THE NEW NICK CAVE AND THE BADS SEEDS ALBUM AS MUCH AS HE HATES TWITTER

I LOVE THE NEW NICK CAVE AND THE BADS SEEDS ALBUM AS MUCH AS HE HATES TWITTER

Leigh MichaelSaturday,23 February 2013

The Snap:

Earlier this week, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released their highly anticipated album, Push the Sky Away, on 19 February. Boasting a sound like Tom Waits — but a little cleaner — Cave proves that he is still an inspiring musician with a lot to offer. This is his 15th album.

Nick Cave has also been in the spotlight this week after getting a little snarky with fans during a Twitter Q&A. Clearly, not one for social media.

The Download:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is an oldie but a goodie. They’ve been making music since 1983, which makes them officially before my time — but they’re still rocking as hard as ever and gaining new fans while holding on to their seasoned ones. Our awesome friends at NPR featured them as a “First Listen” a couple of weeks ago – the songs from Push The Sky Away sort of speak for themselves.

These guys have a formula, and they stick with it. “We No Who U R” is a silky blend of brilliant storytelling and achingly slow-burning vocals. Or “Jubilee Street”, with its badass accompanying video.

In many ways, Cave’s little Twitter escapade part of his image — Being an asshole to everyone (including loyal fans…?) — is his “thing.” I guess our option is to ignore Cave’s regression into petulant-preschooler-with-a-potty mouth and instead focus on what’s he’s good at — making seriously good music.

Also — Hurry, hurry! Last night, Pitchfork broadcast a live recording of Australian Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds playing a show in LA – and if you missed it, they’re providing a stream on their website. The catch — it’s only around for 24 hours before you have to scour the internet for… ahem… bootleg versions. So get it while you can.

Hat Tips:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, YouTube, Image Credit: Flickr

 

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