The Breeders - All Nerve (2018)

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After much anticipation, The Breeders have announced their new album All Nerve which will be out March 2 via 4AD. It was made with the same lineup that gave us Last Splash and was recorded in Dayton, KY, Chicago and Dayton, OH with Steve Albini, Tom Tastikis, Greg Norman and Mike Montgomery behind the boards. Courtney Barnett and her band guest on “Howl at the Summit” and Breeders bassist Josephine Wiggs sings lead on “MetaGoth.” Graphic designer Chris Bigg, who has worked with The Breeders from the beginning, did the artwork.

1. Nervous Mary
2. Wait in the Car
3. All Nerve
4. MetaGoth
5. Spacewoman
6. Walking with the Killer
7. Howl at the Summit
8. Archangel’s Thunderbird
9. Dawn: Making an Effort
10. Skinhead #2
11. Blues at the Acropolis

mizzell, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:48 (six months ago) Permalink

really ugly cover
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/files/2018/01/The-Breeders-All-Nerve-album-artwork.jpg

mizzell, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:49 (six months ago) Permalink

good song titles though

tylerw, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:50 (six months ago) Permalink

"MetaGoth" is already my favorite song of the year and I haven't heard a note.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:52 (six months ago) Permalink

OMG AMON DUUL II COVER

sleeve, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:52 (six months ago) Permalink

^^^ YES ^^^

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 21:30 (six months ago) Permalink

this...is going to be amazing

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 21:31 (six months ago) Permalink

Single was underwhelming but I was thinking about “saints” at 3 am last night so yeah, anticipating

calstars, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:29 (six months ago) Permalink

was totally down with "Wait in the Car"

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:50 (six months ago) Permalink

holy shit if anyone can do justice to the greatest song ever it's Deal & co

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:06 (six months ago) Permalink

The Lucinda song?

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:09 (six months ago) Permalink

Amon Duul II - "Archangels Thunderbird"

sleeve, Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:14 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quqU4onSjh8

StanM, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:20 (four months ago) Permalink

I will NEVER tire of the thrill of a new Deal song. Undiluted.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 20:11 (four months ago) Permalink

i really like that

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 20:28 (four months ago) Permalink

kim really is great — obviously she's well-loved, but I still feel like she's underrated. just a total original.

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:34 (four months ago) Permalink

i still think she's the best rock star of the '90s, she best epitomized that decade for me.

omar little, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:40 (four months ago) Permalink

it feels like she's getting more appreciation lately? feeling more of a buzz about this new album than mountain battles e.g.

i am pumped for it and i am happy for any new kim deal music but the amps album is better than any of the breeders albums, right? they're all great but pacer is perfect.

na (NA), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:51 (four months ago) Permalink

challenging kim deal opinions

na (NA), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:51 (four months ago) Permalink

i listened to mountain battles today and it sounds better to me now

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:53 (four months ago) Permalink

i agree re pacer. a perfect album.

mizzell, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Last Splash > Pacer > Title TK > Pod > Mountain Battles

J. Sam, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:30 (four months ago) Permalink

this new album is grrrrrreat

alpine static, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:46 (four months ago) Permalink

xp POD 4TH?!!!?!???

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:43 (four months ago) Permalink

There are challops, AND THEN THERE ARE CHALLOPS!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Pod's my least favorite.

LS > Title TK > Mountain Battles > Pod

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:46 (four months ago) Permalink

I've never been more mad at u

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:52 (four months ago) Permalink

would probably say Pod is my fave. hard to pick, though ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:55 (four months ago) Permalink

and it's still good! It's just the one I listen to least.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 23:57 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah Pod is definitely their best

nate woolls, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:08 (four months ago) Permalink

Mentioned on another thread, but I saw them on their recent small club tour and was completely blown away by "Walking With A Killer" (my first time hearing it) and I'm a jaded fuck who rarely gets into new material. They put on a fantastic live show fwiw.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:14 (four months ago) Permalink

You can buy all of the KD solo series 7" songs via Amazon music and iTunes I think. Makes a GREAT mini album. "Likkle More" destroys me.

I think Deal just might be my favourite songwriter and singer of all time. Hard to think of anyone who's given me more joy.

My challop: Title TK > Pod > Pacer > Mountain Battles > Last Splash

(I hate the overproduction of LS and think it buffed out the ragged charm of the real Deal aesthetic)

startled macropod (MatthewK), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Honest, earnest question from me: what exactly do people like about Title TK? I can't figure it out for the life of me. Such a tossed off, songless record.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:57 (four months ago) Permalink

That's me re Pod!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:59 (four months ago) Permalink

:O

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:01 (four months ago) Permalink

Look, arguing about the merits of this or that album is futile. The ethos produces a remarkable consistency.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:02 (four months ago) Permalink

JF - I don't know what to say to you except that the writing on that record is better than any other of the albums. The songs are loose and sketchy, they ride the tension between pop sweetness and chaos so perfectly that I never tire of them. It's the thing Deal does better than anyone else I've heard (maybe Bob Pollard gets there but his hit:miss ratio is lower, plus he doesn't have THAT VOICE). "London Song" I have probably listened to a hundred times, it never fails to raise the hair on the back of my neck and feels like pure energy. If you don't feel it you don't, I guess, but it took me maybe a year to fully dial into its wavelength and it's just kept giving since then.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Pod, Pacer >>>>>>>>

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Hm, 16 years ago? Make that 300 times at least, I guess!

startled macropod (MatthewK), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:15 (four months ago) Permalink

Pod and the Kim Deal 7"s MattK referred to (as an album) are truly unfuckwithable.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:18 (four months ago) Permalink

It helps that Title TK was stuck in my car CD player for a year before fixing it. I can hum every note.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:20 (four months ago) Permalink

xps That's what I get from songs like "Oh!" and "Iris" and basically the entirety of Pod and don't get at all from anything on Title TK, but it's not you who needs to be sold on the virtues of Pod (it's your #2).

I mean, agree to disagree and whatnot, and I feign a lot of confusion and outrage on this board just for the sake of comedy, but this is a thing I am legit confused by out in the real world.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:22 (four months ago) Permalink

I love Title TK, the production is perfect, layered and weird but distinctly garage-y in the Deal way.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Nothing with "Little Fury" can be called songless

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:34 (four months ago) Permalink

Or Off You or Too Alive or

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:41 (four months ago) Permalink

"Dawn: Making an Effort." WOW.

J. Sam, Friday, 2 March 2018 05:44 (four months ago) Permalink

I love this whole album.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 March 2018 06:01 (four months ago) Permalink

Thank you for reminding me, to my surprise my local CD store had the physical disc on release date! Got there with 10 minutes to spare, about to hit the car which is one of my few remaining disc players.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 2 March 2018 06:33 (four months ago) Permalink

The Josephine Wiggs co-writes are bringing the muscle, playing this loud on a decent system now.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 2 March 2018 07:45 (four months ago) Permalink

which ones did she co-write (besides, i assume, MetaGoth)?

alpine static, Friday, 2 March 2018 07:59 (four months ago) Permalink

I happened to buy it on CD and it sounds fabulous.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Xp hah she totally fucked it up when I saw them and they laughed about it after

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Ha! It's a little tricky...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Saw them tonight in Houston and two nights ago in Austin. I've seen them a few times before, and this is the best so far! Kim seemed so happy and genuinely surprised at how warm of a reception they received. A good mix of old and new, leaning heavily on All Nerve and Last Splash. One each from Title TK and Mountain Battles, a handful from Pod.

Highly recommended.

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:18 (two months ago) Permalink

This is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMZW9kLpg0

woman in the dunes, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 15:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Agreed.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:27 (two months ago) Permalink

that's the coolest thing i've ever seen

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:35 (two months ago) Permalink

http://4ad.com/news/891

All of the Breeders’ previous albums – Pod, Last Splash, Title TK, and Mountain Battles – will be re-issued on vinyl on 18th May. Available to pre-order from today, this is the first time Pod and Last Splash will be released by 4AD in North America.

willem, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 08:56 (two months ago) Permalink

The looks on Kelley's face playing "Off You" from sheet music are hilarious.

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 27 April 2018 22:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Tiny Desk made my day thanks

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 27 April 2018 22:53 (two months ago) Permalink

For people that care about such things: They are selling copies of Title TK at their shows that have the original vinyl cover (different from CD art). It looks like the reissue will change the vinyl artwork to be the same as the CD art.

Have we talked about how great their cover of Gates of Steel is? Because it is.

Cow_Art, Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Have we talked about how great their cover of Gates of Steel is? Because it is.

― Cow_Art, Friday, April 27, 2018 5:08 PM (one hour ago)

YSI?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 28 April 2018 02:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Got it on vinyl. Looked around for a digital copy but couldn't find one.

Not even on youtube, it looks like. The Mike Nesmith cover, "Joanne" is there though and it's very nice.

Cow_Art, Saturday, 28 April 2018 02:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Gates of Steel and Joanne are on the Japanese CD release. Gimme your email for a YSI.

early rejecter, Saturday, 28 April 2018 03:39 (two months ago) Permalink

flamingrev at hotmail.com

Thanks!

Cow_Art, Saturday, 28 April 2018 10:36 (two months ago) Permalink

alrbroccoli at google's mail service dot kom

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 28 April 2018 13:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Let me know if they didn't come through for you guys.

early rejecter, Saturday, 28 April 2018 20:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Thank you!!!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 28 April 2018 21:02 (two months ago) Permalink

I got nuffin!

FLAMINGREV @ HOTMAIL . COM

Cow_Art, Saturday, 28 April 2018 21:48 (two months ago) Permalink

THANK YOU!!!

Cow_Art, Sunday, 29 April 2018 12:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Excited to see them tonight.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Jealous en

Hope they play gigantic for ya

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:40 (two months ago) Permalink

They have every other night so far at recent shows :).

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:54 (two months ago) Permalink

What ya wanna hear??

Main man (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Ohhh enjoy E.!

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 4 May 2018 18:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Report back

That’s All Folks... (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 18:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Will do :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2018 20:36 (two months ago) Permalink

good show in chicago last night. highlight for me was during the opening set by awesome local band melkbelly, who are apparently opening for most/all of the tour, i'm 90% sure one of the deal sisters sang back-up on a song from backstage.

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:38 (two months ago) Permalink

set list was fairly predictable but i was pleasantly surprised they did "safari"

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I really liked Melkbelly!

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:43 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"Spacewoman" is the best song ever.

cwkiii, Thursday, 24 May 2018 18:23 (one month ago) Permalink

(So are like 10 other Breeders songs fwiw)

cwkiii, Thursday, 24 May 2018 18:24 (one month ago) Permalink

On first listen, I didn't think much to it. A couple of further listens I love every song on it.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I won’t stop!!!!

Ross, Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Dawn: Making an Effort is the highlight imo

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:00 (one month ago) Permalink

^ YES. One of their best songs ever.

J. Sam, Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I love that one, but it's seriously difficult for me to pick just one highlight.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

I feel like no one ever talks about how strange and abstract Deal's lyrics are. they're not Pavement-level wordplay but they have a very cut-up stream-of-consciousness kind of thing going on, so 90s indie

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Absolutely

Ross, Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Dawn: Making an Effort is the highlight imo

Id go so far to say that the Howl > AT > Dawn sequence makes the album

bedraggled vorticist (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 1 June 2018 17:32 (one month ago) Permalink

(Ok I already posted that)

bedraggled vorticist (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 1 June 2018 17:35 (one month ago) Permalink

agreed about Dawn, my fav on the album along with Nervous Mary, I think.

my favorite single moment is still *riffage* "good morning!"

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Friday, 1 June 2018 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

otm that is always thrilling

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 1 June 2018 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I GOT BUSINESS

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 June 2018 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

TAKIN' A NAP, CUZ STRATEGY'S FOR PUNKS

alpine static, Friday, 1 June 2018 17:57 (one month ago) Permalink

(Ok I already posted that)

― bedraggled vorticist (Drugs A. Money),

keep saying it imo

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 June 2018 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

"walking with a killer" is an instant kim deal classic to me, so creepy and sad and pretty

na (NA), Friday, 1 June 2018 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 1 June 2018 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I feel like no one ever talks about how strange and abstract Deal's lyrics are. they're not Pavement-level wordplay but they have a very cut-up stream-of-consciousness kind of thing going on, so 90s indie

― Οὖτις, Thursday, May 31, 2018 2:28 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

She's a great lyric writer, this line from "Skinhead #2"has been killing me lately "I need spit /To crush these beetles on my lips"

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 1 June 2018 20:32 (one month ago) Permalink

This is fast becoming one of my favourite albums from this year.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 1 June 2018 21:28 (one month ago) Permalink


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