Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Higgs Boson Blues” Video

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds made a grandiose post-Grinderman comeback with Push The Sky Away, which earned Album Of The Week honors way back in February. One standout from that record was “Higgs Boson Blues,” a moribund eight-minute epic involving the devil, Robert Johnson, and, uh, Miley Cyrus. (“Hannah Montana, she does the African savannah while the simulated rainy season begins,” et al.) Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have presented a shadowy performance video featuring an even longer and more epic live version of the song. It’s a fucking monster, and you should watch the whole thing below — not because of some surprise at the end, just because it rules.

Push The Sky Away is out now via Bad Seed Ltd. A Cave documentary, 20,000 Days On Earth, premieres at Sundance next month, and the Bad Seeds are touring North America in the summer. Dates:

06/16/14 Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
06/18/14 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
06/20/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Theatre
06/21/14 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
06/24/14 Denver, CO @ Buell Theatre
06/27/14 Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
06/28/14 Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
06/30/14 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
07/02/14 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
07/05/14 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
07/07/14 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
07/08/14 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
07/11/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
07/19/14 Austin, TX @ ACL Live @ Moody Theater
07/21/14 New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theater
07/23/14 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
07/25/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center
07/26/14 New York, NY @ Prospect Park
07/29/14 Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
07/31/14 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre