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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announced the February release of their first new record since 2008 - "Push The Sky Away."

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: New Record in February, Ogden Theatre Show in April

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announced the February release of their first new record since 2008 - "Push The Sky Away."

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announced the February release of their first new record since 2008 – “Push The Sky Away.”

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are scheduled to release a new record – their 15th overall and first since 2008’s “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!” “Push The Sky Away” will drop on February 18th (February 19th in the US). They’ve also announced some North American tour dates, including one at the Ogden on April 3rd (tickets on sale Thursday, December 6th at 10:00 am).

About the record, Cave said “… 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.” As evidenced by the mystically intriguing cover and Cave’s remark, it seems we can expect  brilliant new offering from the band. But see for yourself. Check out the streaming version of the record’s first single, “We No Who U R,” below, and take a gander at the trailer below that.

The new record was  produced by Nick Launay (who also produced “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!” and the two Grinderman albums) and recorded at La Fabrique, a  studio located in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France. Reportedly, the walls of the main studio are lined with an shamefully desirable collection of classical vinyl. And the setting seems to have lent the warm, emotive spirit of all of that vinyl to its performance, if the first single is an accurate portrayal of the rest of the tracks.

Another insight from Cave about the new piece: “I enter the studio with a handful of ideas, unformed and pupal; it’s the Bad Seeds that transform them into things of wonder,” he explained. “Ask anyone who has seen them at work. They are unlike any other band on earth for pure, instinctive inventiveness.”

Take a look, and pre-order “Push The Sky Away.” Talk about a great Christmas idea….

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Final Tracklisting:

1. We No Who U R
2. Wide Lovely Eyes
3. Water’s Edge
4. Jubilee Street
5. Mermaids
6. We Real Cool
7. Finishing Jubilee Street
8. Higgs Boson Blues
9. Push The Sky Away

Take a look at the trailer for the release of “Push The Sky Away” here, too:


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King Buzzo, Melvins' frontman, at the Ogden Theater. (Photo: Joe McCabe/Reverb)

Live review: The Melvins @ the Ogden Theatre

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King Buzzo, Melvins' frontman, at the Ogden Theater. (Photo: Joe McCabe/Reverb)

King Buzzo, Melvins' frontman, at the Ogden Theater. (Photo: Joe McCabe/Reverb)

Mud. Mud and muppets. Those two words best describe the feeling inside the Ogden on Tuesday night, as the Melvins took over the venue on their last U.S. date before heading up to Canada.

As hot as Denver was that night, it’d be easy to chalk up the sweat and mugginess to the weather rather than the noise, but I’d swear it was much more the latter that pounded the snot out of the audience (a surprisingly small one). “Mud” describes that sound best – heavy, slippery, thick mud.

Read the whole review HERE, at Denvereverb.com! And see Joe McCabe’s fantastic shots!


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Butthole Surfers, Psychic Ills, Circle # Dot @ the Ogden Theatre, 10/09/09 – Reverb

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Gibby and the boys had some trouble packing interest in their latest show at The Ogden. (Photo: MySpace)

Gibby and the boys had some trouble packing interest in their latest show at The Ogden. (Photo: MySpace)

If you’d never seen Butthole Surfers before last Friday night’s show at the Ogden, then you were treated to a mild spectacle. On the other hand, if this show was a chance for you to revisit the band after their many years away from stages (as it was for me), chances are you found yourself more than a little disappointed. After existing almost entirely upon a reputation for wild, often violent and over-the-top live shows and a general band attitude that matched, their somnambulistic performance that night just didn’t cut it.

Read the entire interview on Denver Post Reverb!


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Sonic Youth @ The Ogden, and Akron/Family @ The Bluebird, July 31, 2009 – Reverb

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Photo: Tina Hagerling

Photo: Tina Hagerling

. . . the five-piece showed the surging Denver throng that it has reached a sort of musical plateau, one where it can perform just about any collection of new, old and really old material with aplomb and brilliance. They can whip any crowd into a throbbing fury, and then easily coax it back into placidity.

Read the entire review at Denver Post Reverb!


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