Nick Cave has new band, is not getting laid

OTD just friended Nick Cave's new band, Grinderman. Details, in a nutshell: Warren Ellis, Nick Sclavunos, Martyn Casey -- "Foul-mouthed, noisy, hairy, and damn well old enough to know better" -- have album due in March. Instant internerd adulation in 5, 4, 3 . . .

The one song up on MySpace is pretty badass. (The photo does not lie.) Better than Iggy's neo-Stooges material. Lots of people who have never heard the Birthday Party will attempt to compare this to the Birthday Party, and then when they actually hear the Birthday Party they'll realize what morons they are. The Mute press release is certainly pointing people in that direction, but "No Pussy Blues" is more scorch than skronk, in line with Honeymoon Killers/Knoxville Girls and the rest of the NY garage bands who knocked off the early-Cave ouerve and made it accessible to '60s-garage-punk-loving Americans. Also, any song that begins with the sound of a typewriter and culminates with this lyric --

I thought I'd have another go
I called her my little ho
I felt like Marcel Marceau
must feel when she said that she just never wanted to
she just didn't want to
I got the no-pussy blues

-- is clearly courting the type of people who write blogs. In any case, for anyone who snoozed through the last couple Bad Seeds records on Epitaph, this is good news. If someone had said to us the other day, y'know, "Check it: in the next 36 hours, Britney's gonna dump K-Fed, Bush is gonna dump Rumsfeld, Massachusetts is gonna elect a black governor, the Democrats are gonna pwn Congress, and Nick Cave is gonna put out a ripshit rocknroll record," we'd have been pretty fucking stoked. So: color us stoked.

DOWNLOAD: Grinderman, "No Pussy Blues" (mp3 via Inkiostro)

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