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Cave and The Bad Seeds have an­nounced de­tails of their 15th al­bum, Push The Sky Away, to be re­leased on Fe­bru­ary 15. The fol­low-up to 2008’s Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! will in­clude the tracks Wide Lovely Eyes, Water’s Edge, Ju­bilee Street and Mer­maids, with first sin­gle, We No Who U R, to be re­leased on Mon­day. All the songs were writ­ten by Cave (pic­tured), who was in­spired by the idea of googling ex­otic Wikipedia en­tries and ex­pand­ing the con­cept through a se­ries of lyri­cal sketch­ings. ‘‘Th­ese songs con­vey how on the in­ter­net pro­foundly sig­nif­i­cant events, mo­men­tary fads and mys­ti­cally tinged ab­sur­di­ties sit side by side and ques­tion how we might recog­nise and as­sign weight to what’s gen­uinely im­por­tant,’’ he says in a state­ment from the band, which also in­cludes War­ren El­lis, Mar­tyn Casey, Thomas Wy­dler, Jim Sclavunos and Con­way Sav­age. Push The Sky Away was pro­duced by Nick Lau­nay and recorded at La Fabrique, a record­ing stu­dio based in a 19th-cen­tury man­sion in the South of France. ‘‘I en­ter the stu­dio with a hand­ful of ideas, un­formed and pu­pal; it’s the Bad Seeds that trans­form them into things of won­der,’’ Cave says. ‘‘Ask any­one who has seen them at work. They are un­like any other band on Earth for pure, in­stinc­tive in­ven­tive­ness.’’

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