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Speaking to Pitchfork in New York about the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds offshoot, Cave admitted that a lot of references to Americana unintentionally appeared throughout their second album, 'Grinderman 2.'
"It's just the best s--- comes from America," he said. "It's quite easy to take a modeled American archetype like Mickey Mouse and put it against a classical archetype."
Cave confirmed he was skewering those archetypes out of love. "It's by far the place I like visiting out of anywhere in the world," he explained. "I get a palpable sense of excitement when the plane's landing. It's a cliché, but there's still an incredible energy about New York in particular. Whereas somewhere like Paris is always Paris, New York still has that power to amaze and disgust."
At Spinner, meanwhile, we have our own interview with Cave and drummer Jim Sclavunos where the pair talk about why they and the two other members of the artist's usual cohorts, The Bad Seeds, continue to pursue the wilder forays of Grinderman. Their current UK tour closes at the Coronet in London on Saturday, Oct. 2.