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LISTEN: Nick Cave - 'Jubilee Street'
The Quietus , January 14th, 2013 09:20

Listen to a second song taken from the Bad Seeds' upcoming new LP

As we've previously reported, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are set to release their new album Push The Sky Away on 18th Februrary. It marks the eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2008's masterfully scuzzy Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!. The band have previously distributed first single 'We No Who U R' for your listening pleasure - you can still listen to it here - and now they've released a second track from the album, entitled 'Jubilee Street', which you can hear and watch a 'sing-along' style lyrics video for above.

Push The Sky Away's press release promises an album where "it’s not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What’s being created is a collective musical language that’s rich and complex. Push The Sky Away has a clarity and sweet strangeness that’s built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons."

As with 'We No Who U R', 'Jubilee Street''s "street strangeness" is quite distinct either from Cave's quieter, piano-led albums or the scorching blues stomp of Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! or his Grinderman project. Instead it's a gradual slow-burn that escalates from a sparse picked intro into a whirling maelstrom of guitar, violin and voice.