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U2, Nick Cave (But Not Anvil) Among Oscar Hopefuls

The little-documentary-that-could The Story Of Anvil, about the band that was like a “real life Spinal Tap” right down to having a drummer named Robb Reiner, stole everyone’s heart this past year. Except for people whose hearts are made of stone. Or metal. Well if your heart was made of \m/ metal then it probably… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 20, 2009 - 11:14 am

New Fever Ray Video – “Stranger Than Kindness”

Karin Dreijer’s take on Nick Cave, Anita Lane, and, really, Blixa Bargeld’s “Stranger Than Kindness” has graduated from that limited-edition tour 7″ to a spot on the second disc of the new Fever Ray Deluxe Edition. You’ll find her Vashti Bunyan cover on it too, along with all the album’s awesome videos. Speaking of which,… More »

By: brandon / October 22, 2009 - 9:12 am

Fever Ray Covers Nick Cave

When we posted the video for Fever Ray’s “Seven,” I included a stream of her (and Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid’s) take on Vashti Bunyan’s “Here Before.” As mentioned then, it shows up on a two-song tour 7″ along with a cover of Nick Cave’s “Stranger Than Kindness.” (Maybe you picked a copy u… More »

By: brandon / October 13, 2009 - 4:47 pm

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher’s was rainier than the first, but that didn’t matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything, this year felt more celebratory (and debauched) than 2008. You wouldn’t be faulted for noting a certain hippie vibe. Visually, there were the tie-dyed shirts and hoodies (purchased at the… More »

By: brandon / September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am

Arctic Monkeys Bring “Crying Lightning” To Fallon

For someone as musical as Jimmy Fallon, it’s surprising he doesn’t seem moved one way or another by his (fairly awesome) musical bookings. The most you get out of the guy when he walks over to congratulate his guests is usually a “Hey nice job, buddy!” even if they just laid out something great. If… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2009 - 12:47 pm

Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather in Glastonbury history. In return, the impressive lineup — featuring headliners Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, and memorable sets from Blur, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Lily Allen, Spinal Tap, etc. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 29, 2009 - 9:08 am

New Marianne Faithfull (Feat. Nick Cave) – “The Crane Wife 3″ (Decemberists Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

The new Marianne Faithfull — her 22nd album in all, if you’re counting — will feature a number of guests, including Chan Marshall, Anthony Hegarty, Sean Lennon, Keith Richards, Teddy Thompson, and Rufus Wainwright. Pulling a late-period Johnny Cash, the collection, produced by Hal Willner, features Faithfull putting her stamp on a dozen songs writte… More »

By: brandon / January 30, 2009 - 9:48 am

Springsteen, Liars, Spiritualized, Grinderman, And Others Cover Suicide

Alan Vega and Martin Rev, aka dark lo-fi electro-duo Suicide, were amazing in their heyday, especially when you consider they formed in 1971, pre-dating and influencing a shit-load of post-punk, noise, no wave, synth-pop, and industrial acts that followed. (If you don’t have their self-titled 1977 or 1980 albums, pick them up or, for now,… More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2008 - 5:39 pm

New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Video – “More News From Nowhere”

A couple days ago we saw Nick Cave going through his “Night Of The Lotus Eaters” and then yesterday heard Phosphorescent covering one of his oldies. Showing no end to the influx of Cave and his Bad Seeds, here’s another Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard-directed video, this one for slow-and-steady Dig Lazarus Dig!!! tune “More… More »

By: brandon / May 14, 2008 - 9:43 am

Phosphorescent Covers Nick Cave

We enjoyed it mightily when Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, added his “Little Boxes” to the Weeds canon. He also does something worth the while with Nick Cave’s “Right Now I’m A-Roaming.” Houck’s hushed rendition removes the swagger of the original, but he manages to infuse it with enough hoarse, on-the-road grit to save it from… More »

By: brandon / May 13, 2008 - 5:32 pm

New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Video – “Night Of The Lotus Eaters”

Nick can pull of a mustache like nobody’s business (except maybe Angus Andrew’s business). In the Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard-directed video for “Night Of The Lotus Eaters,” we see Cave dramatically lit (and misted) delivering the song’s words, the rest of the band equally engaged in birthing the extended Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! tune. Liste… More »

By: brandon / May 12, 2008 - 9:25 am

2008 PLUG Award Winners

Unlike last year’s PLUG Awards — hosted by David Cross, performances by Malkmus and Tokyo Police Club, featuring iPod battles and other weirdness — we couldn’t make the presentation ceremony this year. So we missed out on Patton Oswalt, Nick Cave, the Forms, Dizzee, St. Vincent, etc. We also missed out on hearing our name… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 7, 2008 - 11:46 am

New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Video – “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”

Nick’s both exercising and exorcising in the clip for the excellent title track from the forthcoming new one, faux-strolling gloriously through the shadows, spitting some cheek and brimstone from under a fantastic moustache. You can watch the manic street preacher bit at and marvel –14 albums and not a drop lost. (UPDATE: Or just… More »

By: Stereogum / January 9, 2008 - 4:57 pm

New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”

Nick Cave received plenty of well-deserved accolades for Grinderman in ’07 — ah, that creepy mustache, that creepier monkey — and ’08 shows no let-up. Walking from behind that other moniker, Cave & The Bad Seeds’ fourteenth studio album Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! is out in a couple months. You can stream the emphatic, eponymous first… More »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2008 - 5:09 pm

Pete Doherty + Tribute To Disney Tunes = Babys In Shambles

Those in London next Sunday with no plans and a love for Jarvis Cocker and/or the The Jungle Book soundtrack are best advised to buy tix for “Forest Of No Return: Hal Willner presents the Vintage Disney Songbook,” a one-night only concert at South Bank’s Royal Festival Hall dedicated to celebrating moments in Disney music. More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2007 - 5:47 pm

New Grinderman Video – “No Pussy Blues”

Nick Cave’s in sleazy, self-sermonizing mode on this cut from Grinderman’s March-released record, and the video’s intermixed footage of copulating kids and copulating, err, National Geographic stars fits the song’s violent dynamics to perfection. Gotta love the Grinderman, but hey kids, it’s hardly ideal make out music. More »

By: Stereogum / January 23, 2007 - 4:33 pm
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