To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Push the Sky Away, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have launched a new website.
The site is dedicated to the band’s fifteenth studio album, which turns ten on February 18th. It features clips, recordings, photos, lyrics, exclusive merchandise and, for a limited time, fans can stream footage of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 2013 Los Angeles show.
Push the Sky Away was announced in November 2012 and recorded at La Fabrique in southern France. Following its release, the album reached #29 on Billboard 200 and #9 on Top Rock Albums on March 9th.
The website footage features recordings from the band’s February 21st performance at Fonda Theatre. It includes songs from Push the Sky Away and appearances from both former band member Barry Adamson and soon-to-be bandmate George Vjestica, who joined in 2013.
In a press release, Cave called the album “the start of a new, wild adventure for the Bad Seeds. The record opened up a whole different approach to the way we created our music”. Push the Sky Away provided“the necessary reinvention that the Bad Seeds desperately needed”.
“It was the beginning of a way of writing – a kind of controlled improvisation,” which he described as a “necessary reinvention that the Bad Seeds desperately needed”. For this reason, Cave admitted that it remains one of his“most loved of all the Bad Seeds’ albums”.
The website also includes a video about the making of the album, alongside a list of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds‘ future performances, where they will be performing songs from Push the Sky Away: