At age 53 you’d think that Nick Cave might show some signs of slowing down. The prolific iconoclast has had a busy year, collaborating with his Bad Seeds cohorts Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunosto on the sophomore LP from his critically acclaimed Grinderman project, as well as embarking on a fall tour that has the four-piece traveling throughout the U.S. in addition to playing some dates in Cave’s native Australia.
But rather than sitting back and taking a well-deserved break, Cave is already promising a new Bad Seeds record in 2011. Speaking with AOL’s Spinner, he announced:
“There will be a new Bad Seeds record next year… I haven’t written anything yet, but that’s not how I go about things anyway. I have the starting date for the next record and that’s when I go into the office and start it. I’m not doing that until I’ve finished the Grinderman tour, which is amazing. The band is something else.”
The new effort will mark the group’s 15th studio release, and their first since 2008′s Dig, Lazarus, DIg!!!