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 intense and discordant than many of the songs from that record, laying a vaguely demented spoken-word piece from Cave over an urgent drone. Listen to it below.

Push The Sky Away is out now on Bad Seed Ltd.