Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man

New Grinderman single
Out 13 June 2011

“I was Mickey Mouse! He was the big bad wolf!”

Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man, the new single from Grinderman, will be released on 13 June 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″ format will include exclusive tracks and a brand new Josh Homme remix.

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

View the trailer for the hand drawn pencil and crayon on paper, frame by frame animated video by Ilinca Höpfner to Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man at ilihoepfner.de

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

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. Her drawings are really gorgeous things.” – Nick Cave. The rest, as they say, is history.

Grinderman play Spanish festival Primavera on 26 May and will play the UK on 24 July as part of the I’ll Be Your Mirror event (co-curated by Portishead and All Tomorrow’s Parties) at Alexandra Palace. Tickets are on sale at atpfestival.com

For a full list of their summer festival dates visit grinderman.com

Grinderman are Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos.


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