Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds unveil NSFW 'Push The Sky Away' album artwork
The band's 15th studio album features a naked woman on the cover
The LP will be the band's fifteenth studio album and is set for release on February 19, 2013. The cover art features a naked woman in a sparsely decorated room and a be-suited Cave holding open the shutters to a window.
The album follows 2008's 'Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!' and was recorded by regular Bad Seeds and Grinderman collaborator Nick Launay at La Fabrique studios, a 19th century mansion in the south of France.
CD, vinyl, deluxe CD and DVD and a special super deluxe box set of the album are all available to pre-order now at Nickcave.com. All pre-orders come with a digital download of the album track 'We No Who U R', which will be delivered on December 3.
The box set is priced at £90 and includes a CD album and vinyl album, a DVD with specially created visuals by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and two exclusive 7" vinyls containing non album bonus tracks. It also features a 120-page replica of Nick Cave's handwritten notebooks and a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by Nick Cave.
Speaking about the album, Nick Cave said: "If I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then 'Push The Sky Away' is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren [Ellis]'s loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat."
The band have announced North American shows for 2013 and are rumoured to be playing the Coachella Festival in California in April.