Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Announce New Album Skeleton Tree

We learned last week that legendary Australian darkness conjurers Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds would have a new album ready for us in September. And now we know some of the details: The follow-up to 2013’s great Push The Sky Away is called Skeleton Tree. Cave and his band recorded it over 2014 and 2015 in Brighton and France, and Australian filmmaker Andrew Dominik, the man who directed Chopper and The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, was on hand to document the process. Dominik’s new movie One More Time With Feeling captures Cave performing, and it also explores the making of the album and the circumstances surrounding it, including the accidental death of Cave’s teenage son. The movie will screen at 650 theaters worldwide on 9/8, and that’ll be the first chance for any of us to hear songs from the new album. Skeleton Tree will come out the next day.