Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, photographed by Cat Stevens.
Ed. note: Musician/composer/enigma Nick Cave evidently doesn't believe in taking time off. Less than a year after a sold-out tour with the Bad Seeds in early 2013, he announced Live From KCRW, the band's fourth live album, due out Nov. 29, aka Record Store Day. But thanks to Cave partnering with SF Weekly and a handful of other weeklies around the U.S. for a special invitation-only web press junket, we're excited to help premiere "The Mercy Seat" and "Mermaids," two new tracks from Cave's fourth live album, available for download as of this morning right here. You'll also find a special 24-hour pre-sale for tickets to the band's summer 2014 tour, including the July 7 show at the Warfield. Yet another result: this first-hand account of the event from SF Weekly's Sam Lefebvre.More »