Nick Cave said at a "Conversations with Nick Cave" event in Melbourne earlier this year that a new Bad Seeds album was on the way, and now he revealed on his Red Hand Files website that the album is called Ghosteen, it's a double album, and it's out next week. He continues:

Part 1 comprises of eight songs.

The Spinning Song
Bright Horses
Waiting For You
Night Raid
Sun Forest
Galleon Ship
Ghosteen Speaks
Leviathan

Part 2 consists of two long songs, linked by a spoken word piece.

Ghosteen
Fireflies
Hollywood

The songs on the first album are the children.

The songs on the second album are their parents.

Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.

That's the artwork above. Stay tuned for more!

Meanwhile, Nick's "Conversations with Nick Cave" tour just hit NYC's Rose Theater over the weekend and hits NYC's Town Hall tonight (9/23). Sold out.

Nick also recently hinted that a third Grinderman album is on the way too.