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Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Animal X”

A new 7″ single from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds was part of this past weekend’s Record Store Day deluge. “Animal X,” apparently named after an Australian nature documentary series from the ’90s, came from the same sessions that produced the band’s triumphant new album Push The Sky Away. The song is a bit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 10:49 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood 2/21/13

Fresh from his album of the week honor, Nick Cave easily sold out the Fonda Theater in Hollywood by rolling out Push The Sky Away in its entirety backed by an orchestra and the children from the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The concert was streamed live through YouTube and will be available to stream for oneMore »

By: Andrew Youssef / February 22, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Album Of The Week: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away

Even when he was a fresh-faced punk, Nick Cave never sounded like a fresh-faced punk. Back on those Birthday Party records, he sounded like a wizened, apocalyptic rage-prophet. And over the course of god knows how many albums since then, he’s only grown into that voice. Cave’s records might not have the same world-blasted intensity… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Stream Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away

Push The Sky Away, the new album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, is a quieter affair than its predecessor Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! or the two albums that Cave recorded with his Grinderman band, but it’s not necessarily any more forgiving. Instead, Cave and his collaborators have crafted some lush, gorgeous songs that positively… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2013 - 9:35 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street” Video (NSFW)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ new album Push The Sky Away is a couple of weeks away from release, and today we get the video for their languid, sinister “Jubilee Street.” Cave’s old buddy and collaborator John Hillcoat (director of the Cave-written films The Proposition and Lawless) helmed the video, which stars the great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street”

I’m not certain of many things in this life, but here’s one thing I know: I am going to enjoy Push The Sky Away, the new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, when it arrives next month. Cave has already allowed us to hear its first single “We No Who U R” (and showed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 10:06 am

Watch Sharon Van Etten Cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds For Triple J

Later this year, Sharon Van Etten will open for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on tour in America. And on a recent radio session for Australia’s Triple J Radio, Van Etten covered one of her future tourmates’ songs: The haunting misanthropy ballad “People Ain’t No Good,” from 1997’s The Boatman’s Call. (SVE and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 8:57 am

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – “We No Who U R” Video

The video for Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’s “We No Who U R” is appropriately mysterious for the song’s title and Nick Cave’s equally as ominous persona. A camera follows a shadowy figure through the dark woods, never to reveal its identity. But when you take the track’s solemn lyrics into consideration while watching… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 7, 2013 - 10:09 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “We No Who U R”

Nick Cave broke up the amazing Grinderman last year — not exactly great news to any of us who thought that band’s two LPs ranked among the best of the last decade. But the promise of a new album with the Bad Seeds kind of mitigates that frustration, and the first track from the new… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 3, 2012 - 10:37 am

Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave – “Where The Wild Roses Grow” (New Version)

Back in 1995, Kylie Minogue was still a recovering Aussie teen idol when she and Nick Cave recorded “Where The Wild Roses Grow,” a duet for Cave’s Murder Ballads album. This was a legitimately shocking move, a pop/underground crossover from the era when that sort of thing just did not happen. It was also a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 8:57 am

Nick Cave & Debbie Harry – “The Breaking Hands”

For The Journey Is Long, a forthcoming benefit tribute compilation dedicated to the late Gun Club frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce, two of Pierce’s better-known contemporaries have gotten together to cover one of the Gun Club’s songs. Nick Cave and Debbie Harry previously covered Pierce’s “Free To Walk,” and now they’ve taken on the Gun Clu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Neko Case & Nick Cave Cover The Zombies

Neko Case and Nick Cave have covered the Zombies’ “She’s Not There” for HBO’s True Blood. KCRW DJ Gary Calamar, who serves as music supervisor for the vampire comedy (did you think it was a drama?), commissioned Lafayette rocker CC Adcock to come up with the “more dark and sexy” swamp pop arrangement, then decided… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 24, 2011 - 2:17 pm

NY Times Puts Old Rockers In New Suits

In a photo spread titled “Ballad Of A Thin Man” and subtitled “Godfathers Of Glam” and basically boiling down to “Someone Old, Something New,” this Sunday’s T Mag juxtaposed the exquisitely preserved mortal coils of a few elder rock gods with some very fancy, very NEW designer threads. There’s Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Dave Gahan,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 14, 2011 - 10:36 am

Nick Cave & UNKLE – “Money And Run”

James Lavelle’s longtime project UNKLE teamed up with a few different vocalists for an upcoming five-song EP, Only The Lonely. Nick Cave handles the mic on the raucous opener “Money And Run.” As with most things Cave touches, he owns it. More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Grinderman – “Heathen Child (Andrew Weatherall Bass Mix)”

You can never have too many versions of “Heathen Child.” Right? This one was stripped and sculpted by British DJ/producer and Lone Swordsman Andrew Weatherall. (Robert Fripp becomes a ghost.) We haven’t posted the Grinderman 2 album art yet, so take a look at that while you take a listen. More »

By: brandon / August 23, 2010 - 4:12 pm

Grinderman – “Super Heathen Child” (Feat. Robert Fripp)

When I posted Grinderman’s “Heathen Child” I mentioned that — in addition to the album version — there’s a “Super” rendition of the song featuring an extended guitar solo form King Crimson and etc.’s Robert Fripp. As suspected, Fripp’s playing offers soulful/ecstatic accompaniment to Nick Cave’s sermonizing. (Though not quite as ecstatic as the original… More »

By: brandon / August 16, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Grinderman – “Heathen Child”

“Heathen Child” is the sweaty fourth single from Grinderman’s forthcoming sophomore album, Grinderman 2. In addition to this bluesy thumb-sucking album version, you’ll find a limited-edition Kanye-approved 12″ with “Super Heathen Child,” a rendition that includes a guitar solo from King Crimson ace Robert Fripp. I can only imagine how his solo compliments Nick Cave’… More »

By: brandon / July 26, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You” (For Haiti)

Here’s the promised “alternative” to the various Haiti relief charity singles released since that country was torn asunder. Even though the front page news has shifted on to how the womens’ skiing team are actually jealous about the amount of media exposure each other are getting, or whatever, Haiti remains pretty asunder. The opening shot… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010 - 9:50 am

Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp & Friends Record Haiti Single

Like I said the other day, in times like these we judge not the artists who are joining to make whatever difference they can in reconstructing Haiti via their art, we just celebrate that it’s happening. But Susan Boyle, Miley Cyrus, & James Blunt this is not: The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan and his good bud… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2010 - 9:29 am