February 10, 2008
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig Lazarus Dig!!!
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will drop their 14th album Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! on March 3rd in the UK (Mute) and April 8th in North America (Anti). The title track has already been unleashed upon the internet and after 30 or more listens has nailed itself to the front back and sides of my head. In this one Mr. Cave once again mines the rich bloody literary soil of Biblical stories, it's usually the Bible or Mythology lately for Ol' Nick... and once more he does not disappoint. Lazarus, or Larry as Nick calls him, is a modern man from New York City and has all the good and bad fortune that would befall someone resurrected in media-hyped modern times. And of course the story is delivered with power and restraint by the Bad Seeds and Mr. Cave in a riff cobbled from the early seventies, it could be something on a Doors album with it's wonderfully reedy organ and dark sense of doom hanging over the song.
dig lazarus dig [mp3]
Here's the new video for "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!"
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