GRINDERMAN New Single out 11 July 2011 + Live at Alexandra Palace
aaamusic | On 07, Jul 2011
Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man
New Single – Out 11 July 2011
“I was Mickey Mouse! He was the big bad wolf!”
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Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man, the new single from Grinderman, will be released on 11 July 2011. Taken from their critically acclaimed second studio album Grinderman 2, Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man will be available as a download and 12’’. Along with the album version of Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man, the 12” black and white picture disc will include a live French TV version and a brand new Josh Homme remix, renamed by Josh as Mickey Bloody Mouse. See the video for the remix Mickey Bloody Mouse here:
“The song is about the kind of origins of extremism, terrorism. Of envy and isolation. Mickey Mouse represents the weaker, feminine, comic side of us, and the big bad wolf is the masculine side.” – Nick Cave
The video is by Ilinca Höpfner whose artwork is featured in Grinderman 2. Recently out of German art school she was discovered when she sent a black and white video for a Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds track to Nick Cave. Nick then called her to ask her to do one for a Grinderman track. “She has done this incredible job of it,” says Nick. “Her drawings are really gorgeous things.”
View the hand drawn pencil and crayon on paper, frame by frame animated video by Ilinca Höpfner to Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man at:
“It’s quite fitting that that song has an animated video because the yin-yang extremes there of the two brothers are Mickey Mouse and the big bad wolf; those are kind of cartoonish characters, so it all fits in very nicely.” – Jim Sclavunos
Grinderman’s next UK show will be as special guests at the I’ll Be Your Mirror event at Alexandra Palace (co-curated by Portishead and All Tomorrow’s Parties). Tickets are on sale at: www.atpfestival.com. For a full list of all Grinderman’s summer festival dates, visit www.grinderman.com.
Grinderman are Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos.
Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man – Album Version
Mickey Bloody Mouse – Joshua Homme Remix
Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man – Live at Ce Soir (Ou Jamais!)