Grinderman to release farewell remix album

Nick Cave's garage band to issue Grinderman 2 RMX, featuring 12 last pieces of gnarly noise before their 'indefinite hiatus'

Although Nick Cave announced the end of the Grinderman last month, the band are set for one last hurrah. They will say farewell with a remix album featuring Josh Homme, UNKLE and the National's Matt Berninger. As the band begins an indefinite hiatus, Grinderman 2 RMX, due in March on Mute, will collect 12 reworkings, mix-ups, demos and B-sides, including a collaboration with King Crimson's Robert Fripp.

While most of the remixes have already been released, at least one is new, Pitchfork reports – a cacophonous remaking of Bellringer Blues, by Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, now streaming on SoundCloud.

Other cuts include remixes by Factory Floor, Andy Weatherall, Barry Adamson and A Place to Bury Strangers. Cat's Eyes, the side project of the Horrors' Faris Badwan, have reimagined When My Baby Comes, and Grinderman drummer Jim Sclavunos rerecorded Evil with Berninger, using the alias Silver Alert.

Sclavunos recently discussed Grinderman's "indefinite hiatus" with Faster Louder, explaining it was "time to move on". "The next thing we are moving on to is the Bad Seeds," he said. "We have kind of neglected [them] of late. It's been about four years since [the Bad Seeds] have done anything and I think it's high time we made some beautiful music together again."


Sean Michaels

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