Nick Cave and some of the Bad Seeds are back with the second installment of Grinderman. Titled Grinderman 2 the album is due in stores on September 14 and will feature 9 new tracks including the first single ‘Heathen Child’ (watch the amazing video below). Grinderman is made up of 4 members of the Bad Seeds: Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey, Jim Sclavunos and Nick Cave. They don’t sound that different than the Bad Seeds, but they have a much murkier, darker and loose sound. With the Bad Seeds last release, Dig, Lazarus Dig!!!, you could tell that Grinderman was influencing the sound of the Bad Seeds more than the other way around.
You can preorder the album here. It comes in a bunch of formats with limited editions and all that jazz. The video for ‘Heathen Child’ below really is a bizarre mix of the haunting and the absurd. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but when is the last time you saw a band shoot lazers from their eyes?