Dec 06, 2013 11:30AM

Watch: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 'Higgs Boson Blues'

Robert Johnson, the devil and Hannah Montana.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are back and old mate Nick is as non-plussed about human kind's search for the so-called 'god particle' as he is for Miley Cyrus, who he mentions multiple times on the legendary Australian band's first single from Push The Sky Away. 'Higgs Boson Blues' is a 9-minute video and it's visually simple — filming the band mid-jam sesh in a almost pitch black room. Classic Bad Seeds. Lyrically, the track is more fruitful, name-dropping Robert Johnson, the devil and Hannah Montana, who Nick says enjoys doing the "African Savannah." He's still got it.

Being a performance video, the clip is an extended version of the song, shot by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. It features the band at their rawest, with Nick bellowing lines like "Well here comes Lucifer with his canon law / And a hundred black babies running from his genocidal jaw," and "Hear a man preaching in a language that's completely new / Making the hot cocks in the flophouse bleed." While we don't know exactly what that last part means, it sounds typically poetic and Nick Cave-esque and therefore we accept. 
Make sure you watch the whole thing. It is what it is. Like a punk Bob Dylan who's lost all hope and begun preaching from the female hygiene aisle of Walmart — Nick is half prophet, half sex/death-obsessed mad man and we love it.