“Face to the Sky” is the second single from John Cale’s forthcoming album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood, out October 2nd on Domino Records’ imprint, Double Six. It follows the previously released “I Wanna Talk 2 U,” produced by Danger Mouse. In addition to the new single, John Cale is releasing the video for “Face to the Sky,” which is directed by Tom Scholefield(aka Kon Om Pax) and premiered earlier today via Stereogum.



“Face to the Sky” is rock music at its most sublime—it’s craftsmanship and artfulness belies the unparalleled career experience of John Cale. Of the song’s conception, Cale says, “I was really into some swirling strings and rhythms for this, but I didn’t want it to end up being too complete.  I started this with a keyboard riff that seemed impossible to play and then from there I began layering with the idea of really breaking up the comfort level with things that poke out of the track to never quite let you settle in.” With tightly woven fabric melodies and noises so wonderfully elusive, unpacking its contents will occupy the ear until the album release and beyond.

“Face to the Sky” is available for digital download now and on 7″ on September 25th. The single is backed with the sparse and tender “Living With You (Organic Mix),” a contender for an A side of its own.


“Face to the Sky” iTunes purchase link.

John Cale’s “I Wanna Talk 2 U” stream.

“I Wanna Talk 2 U” iTunes purchase link.

Introduction to Nookie Wood promo video.

John Cale Tour Dates:

Fri. Sep. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Riverfront Theatre [Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements]

Wed. Oct. 3 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory

Fri. Oct. 5 – Edinburgh, UK @ HMV Piture House

Sat. Oct. 6 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz Manchester

Sun. Oct. 7 – Cardiff, UK @ Coal Exchange

Thu. Oct. 11 – Digbeth, UK @ HMV Institute

Sat. Oct. 13 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Sun. Oct. 14 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria-Theater

Tue. Oct. 16 – Berlin, DE @ Passionskirche Kreuzberg

Sat. Oct. 18 – Munich, DE @ Freiheiz

Sun. Oct. 19 – Basel, Switzerland @ Reithalle

Tue. Oct. 21 – Esch Sur Alzette, LU @ Rockhal

Wed. Oct. 22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

Thu. Oct. 23 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel

Wed. Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [Life Along The Borderline – tribute to NICO]

Fri. Jan. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]

Sat. Jan. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]

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