Nick Cave recently revealed that he and his Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis made a new album together called CARNAGE. It seemed at first like he was implying that it's a Bad Seeds album, though actually it's credited to just Nick Cave and Warren Ellis -- their first non-soundtrack album as a duo -- and it was just surprise-released today.
"Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity," Warren said. "The eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two-and-a-half days and then it was, ‘let’s just make a record!’ There was nothing too premeditated about it." Nick calls it "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe."