Nick Cave to Release “The Sick Bag Song,” A Book of Poetry Written On Airplane Barf Bags

The presentation is prettier than it sounds.

Resident gothic genius Nick Cave is as busy as ever these days, with an acclaimed record, Push the Sky Away, released in 2013, and an experimental documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth, put out at the end of last year.

Next up for the Bad Seed is the most unexpected (and therefore expected) project of late: an upcoming book of poetry “seeking out the roots of inspiration, love and meaning” written on barf bags during his 2014 tour of North America. Obviously.

The beautifully titled Sick Bag Song will be available from Canongate in both the “Limited Edition” and “Unlimited Edition”—the former being a truly limited, very expensive run of expanded content (including a pressing of Cave reading the book on vinyl), and the latter a more traditional, moderately priced hardback version of the book. You can pre-order both versions here before their upcoming release date (April 8 for the “Unlimited,” June 4 for the “Limited”).

In support of The Sick Bag Song, Cave will also be embarking on a short book tour. Dates for that, as well as a book trailer featuring Cave reading one of the surrealistic poems below.

Nick Cave book tour dates

08 – Los Angeles, CA – Egyptian Theatre
10 – New York, NY – Florence Gould Theatre
16 – London, UK – Porchester Hall

(via Consequence of Sound)


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