“One day you’ll get into Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds because sooner or later everyone does, and when you do you’ll realize they’re the finest live band on the planet.” – Vice
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have released two previously unavailable tracks: “Give Us A Kiss” and “Jubilee Street (live from The Sydney Opera House)”. The songs from the award-winning feature 20,000 Days On Earth will be available digitally on September 4 with a limited edition vinyl 10” to be released onNovember 10. Pre-order the vinyl here and purchase the digital single on iTunes.
Additionally, Nick Cave will celebrate the United States theatrical release of 20,000 Days on Earth with a special screening at New York’s Town Hall. The screening will be followed by a rare Nick Cave solo piano performance as well as an audience conversation segment featuring Cave and 20,000 Days on Earth directors Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth. Tickets for this exclusive release event will be available for purchase by the general public at 12pm EST on Saturday, September 6 with a special fan presale occurring on Friday, September 5 at 12pm EST. Visit www.nickcave.com/live
For those who are unable to attend the Town Hall screening. Drafthouse Films and Noisey have partnered to live stream the happenings. For more information on Noisey’s coverage, visit http://noisey.vice.com/
The film’s directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard spoke of the impact the band and their music has had on them and their debut feature 20,000 Day On Earth since shooting Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds live at Sydney Opera house on their 2013 Push The Sky Away tour.
“’Jubilee Street’ forced its way into our film. We’d planned to end with ‘Push The Sky Away’ and it’s pertinent lyrics about rock ‘n’ roll getting you right down to your soul; but after the band played ‘Jubilee Street’ at Sydney Opera House we didn’t stand a chance. Only four songs in and there was Nick, transforming in front of us. Our lives haven’t been the same since.”
The film constructs a narrative and cinematic reality that seamlessly blends performance and storytelling with emotional truths. Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth contains not just electrifying performances, but also keen insights into the creative process: we see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas sketched out by Cave in his office to a monstrous epic performed by the peerless Bad Seeds on stage at Sydney Opera House.
View the lyric video to “Give Us a Kiss” here: http://smarturl.it/
Listen to “Jubilee Street (live Sydney Opera House)”: http://youtu.be/
View the 20,000 Days On Earth trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds fifteenth studio album Push The Sky Away was released in 2013 to a chorus of laudatory global reviews, charting at number 1 in seven countries. With their recent US shows were extolled as “rock and fucking roll at its finest” by Mother Jones, and hailed by their fans as their best yet, the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds story continues to unfold and grow.
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