Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 'No Who U R' and Will Elegantly Threaten U

Plus: North American tour dates with Sharon Van Etten

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It gets better. Except sometimes it gets worse. When Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds unveiled the track list last week for February 19 album Push the Sky Away, the opening song title stood out for its similarity to Ke$ha's Cannibal affirmation "We R Who We R." Now the Australian band has shared a lyric video for "We No Who U R," available instantly as a digital download with pre-orders of Push the Sky Away, and while the debonair brooder keeps any Glittery One connections close to its black-velvet vest, the ominous intent dangles right there from its magicianly sleeves. "We know who you are / And we know where you live / And we know there's no need to forgive," the erstwhile Grinderman frontman intones somberly, backed by an uncrowded yet ornate arrangement of whispery vocal harmonies, spidery electric guitar trills, and stark flute tones. Cave and the Bad Seeds are who they are, and they know it well. But the Warrior princess could still be forgiven for checking the locks an extra time or two at night after she hears this one.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 2013 North American tour dates:

March 14 - Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Auditorium
March 16 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium (on sale 12/7/12 at 10 a.m. CST)
March 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
March 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theater
March 20 - Washington, DC @ Strathmore
March 22 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
March 23 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
March 24 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
March 28 - New York NY @ Beacon Theater
March 29 - New York NY @ Beacon Theater
April 1 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
April 3 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

* Sharon Van Etten supports on all dates

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