Pictured above is Cave at SXSW 2013 in Austin as part of our report; photo exclusively for Blurt by John Boydston.
By Barbi Martinez
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds fans are pinching themselves today at the news, finally, of a new album in the pipeline: the Cave camp announced today that on Sept. 9 Skeleton Tree will be released. It’s the followup to the group’s groundbreaking 2013 album Push the Sky Away (reviewed HERE; there was also a live release since then).
As Rolling Stone reports, on Sept. 8 the Seeds will have the entire record debuted via selected international theaters “as part of the One More Time With Feeling film that has been directed by New Zealand filmmaker Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly). The project began as a performance-based piece and evolved into a documentary-type project that explored the ‘tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album’ concerning the loss of Cave’s teenage son in July 2015… The film includes footage of the Bad Seeds performing Skeleton Tree, along with interviews and Cave’s candid musings.”