Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have been fairly quiet over the past three years. Their latest album, 2013’s Push The Sky Away, was a breathtaking record, and their 2013 live album Live At KCRW release was raw and lustful, like much of their back catalogue. Since then Cave wrote a book, The Sick Bag Song, and released a documentary about himself, 20,000 Days On Earth. He also lost his son.
Now it has been revealed that the band will release a new record to coincide with a film release – set to be unleashed on the world in September.
Although it is yet to be officially confirmed, a listing on the independent LA cinema group Laemmle Theatres’ website revealed the following about the film and album:
“The record has an intimacy and starkness that the film’s photographic style will reflect. It will be shot in black and white, colour and 3-D. The idea is to create an experience that is immersive but also elegant, that feels both immediate and archival.”
It also stated that none of the tracks will be “serviced to media or released as singles ahead of its release date”.
The film is set to premiere at midnight on September 9th with the album due out the following day.