Cave describes Push The Sky Away thusly: “If I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then 'Push The Sky Away' is the ghost-baby in the incubator and [guitarist] Warren [Ellis]'s loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat.”
The album was recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio set up in a 19th Century mansion in the south of France, and it was produced by Nick Launay. The band says it’s a contemporary setting of myths woven into details of life observed around Cave's seaside home. “These songs convey how on the Internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognize and assign weight to what’s genuinely important.”
It will be available in several formats: CD, vinyl, deluxe CD and DVD, and a special ‘Super Deluxe Box Set which includes CD and 180gm heavyweight vinyl versions of the album; DVD with specially creates visuals by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard; two exclusive 7” vinyls with non-album bonus tracks; a 120-page replica of Cave’s hand-written, hand-stamped and hand-glued notebooks; a numbered certificate of authenticity for the first 300 copies; and exclusive liner notes. Those who order the Super Deluxe Box Set will get a digital copy of the album on February 18, with the set due for delivery in April 2013.