Listen: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ new song

Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds/Grinderman bandmate Warren Ellis have shared the title track from the forthcoming Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton Netflix film War Machine – and you can listen to it here.

Described as an “absurdist war story for our times”, War Machine hits Netflix on May 26 and tells the story of General Glenn McMahon, a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end”.

The film’s soundtrack, scored by Cave and Ellis, will be released the same day.

In a statement, Cave and Ellis said: “Together we made a score that was both light and dark, propulsive and meditative at the same time.

“We developed a kind of ‘spiritual electronics’ that captured both the melancholy and the terrible absurdity of the Afghan war.

“It was a great pleasure to work with David Michôd, who is not only an extraordinary filmmaker but a musician too. Our favourite score!”

Hear it below via Pitchfork.

Check out the full tracklisting for the soundtrack below:

 Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘Ah America’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘Humble Man’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘The Bubble’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘The Civilian Executive’
Roedelius: ‘In Liebe Dein’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘Badi Basim’
Roedelius: ‘Kamee’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘The Moon Landing’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘Our Noise’
Roedelius: ‘Fabelwein’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘Jeanie’
Rachel’s: ‘NY Snow Globe’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘Thousands Of Parades, All Over America’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘Marjah’
Roedelius: ‘Staunen im Fjord’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘The Hand Of Helping’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘Be Lovely’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘A Page In The History Books’
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: ‘War Machine’

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