Published May 27, 2016Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will issue their first new album in three years this September, but the music will be premiered in a film screening the night before the record drops.
Though details have yet to arrive in full, Laemmle Theatres [via Pitchfork] has revealed that it will be screening an as-yet-untitled performance film from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on September 8. Following the screening, the band will release the new album at midnight, September 9.
The listing from the theatre chain had this to say of the multi-medium experience:
The record has an intimacy and starkness that the film's photographic style will reflect. It will be shot in black and white, color and 3-D. The idea is to create an experience that is immersive but also elegant, that feels both immediate and archival.
It's added that the film will be the first time any of the music will be heard, as there won't be any singles or video premieres streaming ahead of time.
The album will be the Seeds' first full-length since 2013's Push the Sky Away, though they did deliver their "Give Us a Kiss" in Cave's fictionalized, day-in-the-life film, 20,000 Days on Earth.
The Bad Seeds also re-released their back catalogue onto vinyl in 2014 and 2015.