It was pretty bummer news when, about this time last year, Australian madman Nick Cave announced that his Bad Seeds side project Grinderman was through. But the announcement also provided a glimmer of hope that Cave just might — or rather, almost definitely would — bring back his Bad Seeds for another record and tour. Well guess what! It's happening. The monsters of brilliantly spooky and poetic post-punk will release their Push the Sky Away in February and tour the States in support. There's an album trailer above, and you can already hear Push's lead-off single, "We No Who U R" — not to be confused with "We R Who We R" — below.
It appears as though Music City will indeed play the part of a microscopic cog in Cave and the Seeds' catastrophic plan, as the band's tour will bring them to Nashville's own Mother Church on Saturday, March 16. Oh, and here's a cool little bit: MTSU alum Sharon Van Etten, whose Tramp is one of the finer releases of 2012, will appear in support. Tickets will run you $34.50 to $45.50, and those will be available at this link beginning this Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. Morrissey and Nick Cave both at the Ryman within two months of one another? Looks like 2013 is already shaping up to be a good year for fans of awesome, gloomy, brainy, creepy, pasty foreigners.