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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

good song titles though

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

OMG AMON DUUL II COVER

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

^^^ YES ^^^

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

was totally down with "Wait in the Car"

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

The Lucinda song?

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

Amon Duul II - "Archangels Thunderbird"

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

one month passes...

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

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

i really like that

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

challenging kim deal opinions

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

i agree re pacer. a perfect album.

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

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

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

this new album is grrrrrreat

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

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

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

There are challops, AND THEN THERE ARE CHALLOPS!

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

I've never been more mad at u

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

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

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

Yeah Pod is definitely their best

nate woolls, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:08 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

That's me re Pod!

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

:O

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:01 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Pod, Pacer >>>>>>>>

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

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

startled macropod (MatthewK), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 01:15 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

Nothing with "Little Fury" can be called songless

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

"Dawn: Making an Effort." WOW.

J. Sam, Friday, 2 March 2018 05:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I love this whole album.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 March 2018 06:01 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

alpine static, Friday, 2 March 2018 07:59 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah that twinkle is real xxxp

surm, Monday, 12 March 2018 20:43 (one month ago) Permalink

The new record is really good, I also pulled out Title Tk which still blows me away, that album is amazing. Still not sure how I feel about Mountain Battles

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 19 March 2018 13:10 (one month ago) Permalink

mountain battles has great songs on it but doesn't quite add up to an album. it's fun

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:48 (one month ago) Permalink

It sounds weird and not in a weird in purposeful way, like murky or distance, I couldn't believe it was the same rhythm section as Title Tk, I didn't exactlu spend a lot of time with it yesterday and I don't recall spending much time with it when it came out

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 19 March 2018 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink

all nerve is amazing btw, last splash-era of the band doing their own title tk imo, haze and shadow and harrowing space framing a collection of desiccated indie rock songs. my favorite section of the record is probably "howl at the summit"/the "archangel's thunderbird" cover for how it implies that they're really a psych rock band

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 19 March 2018 14:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Then with Dawn as the perfect comedown track. I like it!

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Holy damn is this good. Reminds me why I fell in love with music

tinnitus the night (Ross), Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah I mean it feels weird saying something like "this is up there with their best work" when talking about a band who have been consistently great but this record is so much better than I ever could have hoped for.

cwkiii, Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Side note but I've been thinking about this poll that I ran for the hell of it 8 years ago and I have a feeling the results would be much different today.

Which, re-reading the thread, I now see milo z mentioned last month.

milo z otm.

cwkiii, Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I liked it a lot!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Great review Alfred. Had exactly the same thought about twin peaks and it made me happy to read that!!

tinnitus the night (Ross), Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I fell in love with the Breeders when I saw them play Divine Hammer on Conan. Been a devout follower ever since and I've loved everything that Kim has touched (erm except Bam Thwok). New one feels really special, almost as though they had been going down a fascinating but dark road on Title TK and Mountain Battles and the sun has come up and burned off the fog. So happy that they are happy, healthy and making great music!

I know it has been mentioned in this thread already, but if you've slept on Kim's solo singles please check them out. Are You Mine in particular is gorgeous and heartbreaking. Her mom, in the throes of dementia, looked at Kim and said "are you mine?" Damn near makes me cry every time I listen to it.

Cow_Art, Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:07 (one month ago) Permalink

omg i did not know about that :/ shit i betta brace myself.

surm, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I am so surprised how good this is

Milking the Soft Power Dividend (dandydonweiner), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 19:41 (one month ago) Permalink

I know it has been mentioned in this thread already, but if you've slept on Kim's solo singles please check them out. Are You Mine in particular is gorgeous and heartbreaking. Her mom, in the throes of dementia, looked at Kim and said "are you mine?" Damn near makes me cry every time I listen to it.

― Cow_Art, Friday, March 23, 2018 9:07 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I didn't know this either - it adds a whole other dimension to that song.

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 02:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

same here

DJ U OK Hun? (jed_), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 14:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

<3

willem, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 17:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that's great

sleeve, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 17:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

omg awesome

surm, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 18:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I saw them last night. Incredible. They’re a very happy-seeming group, there was some fun awkward banter, and apparently everyone in the crowd was in love with Kim Deal. The new songs all sounded huge live.

omar little, Friday, 6 April 2018 14:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I saw Kim do a solo set a few yrs ago and it was rambling & funny, she was forgetting songs or playing them wrong, which on paper sounds terrible but was somehow hugely charming and engaging.

A Breeders gig from the mid-00s was similarly discursive and chaotic, but great.

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 6 April 2018 21:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm struggling with All Nerve. I've listened to it about 5 times and it's not connecting. I'll stick with it cos some of you people keep raving about it. And because Kim's voice is so wonderful- that's pretty much one of the only positives I can take from it at the moment. It often sounds so muddy and I can't get to the melodies somehow. This is making me sad because I've loved so much this band has done before.

How am I listening to this wrong?

kraudive, Friday, 6 April 2018 21:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

are you a pod person?

kurt schwitterz, Friday, 6 April 2018 22:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Absolutely yes. And Title TK.

kraudive, Friday, 6 April 2018 22:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

But also v. much a Safari person

kraudive, Friday, 6 April 2018 22:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Louder, good speakers. First 3-4 tracks. If the couplet "I hit the hall / Oh god, I hit them all" doesn't get you, you might be dead.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 6 April 2018 23:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sometimes when I'm not getting into something I feel like I should like it helps to put it back on the shelf and come back in a month or so.

Fetchboy, Friday, 6 April 2018 23:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

or you never have to like it. it's ok

na (NA), Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

NA otm

cwkiii, Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i still need to really dive into this
can somebody help me understand the one track on this where she like adopts a slightly british accent
that's been my ONE thing so far

surm, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:15 (one week ago) Permalink

If you mean MetaGoth, that's Josephine Wiggs singing. She's a brit.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:21 (one week ago) Permalink

OMG
GAME CHANGER
i was like what is this voice kim's doing
makes me feel a lot better lol

surm, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink

how do we feel about metagoth? it was legit the only pause i had with my first runthroughs

surm, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:30 (one week ago) Permalink

haha! i like it a lot!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:35 (one week ago) Permalink

JW also sings the lead on Metal Man on Pod.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:36 (one week ago) Permalink

ok duh i'm not that daft :)

surm, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

used to be obsessed with the percussion drop in metal man

surm, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Metagoth sounds great live, kim plays bass

alomar lines, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:17 (one week ago) Permalink

(but there is a solid precedent for Daytonian w/ faux Brit accent)

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Josephine also sings lead on Cannonball b-sides “900” and “Lord of the Thighs,” a killer Aerosmith cover.

I think she wrote 900 and Head to Toe. Always meant to check out her solo stuff. Anybody got thoughts on it?

Cow_Art, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:29 (one week ago) Permalink

When I saw them a few months back, JWiggs did a perfect note for note Joey Santiago impression of that breakdown* guitar lick on Gigantic which was pretty amazing!

*

[guitar break]
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|--0-------0-----1-----------------------------------|
|--0----0-----2--------1---------2------4---5--------|
|--2----------------2---------3------5---------------|
|--3-------------------------------------------------|

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:01 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

Ha! It's a little tricky...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:36 (one week 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 (three days ago) Permalink

This is great.

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

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

Agreed.

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

that's the coolest thing i've ever seen

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:35 (three days 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 days ago) Permalink


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