The Breeders - All Nerve (2018)

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That live set on P****fork was decent, a bit more subdued than the club show I went to recently.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

but I was never a stage drinker

gonna call bullshit on that one

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:23 (one year ago) link

yeah lol

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 03:45 (one year ago) link

but kim wouldn't lie!

surm, Thursday, 8 March 2018 16:54 (one year ago) link

AMA on reddit in an hour.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

omg!
speaking of i just checked reddit and found this comment "omg i can ask them about Off You (the most beautiful song ever written)"
which reminded me that i meant to post here that i think a lot of this album is kim investigating that uncanny melody structure from off you

how do AMAs work even

surm, Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:03 (one year ago) link

[–]RimshotSlim 1 point 2 hours ago*

Hey Steve Phelps here from Dayton. I want to know if Jimmy Mac remembers calling me out to fight during a church service while we were acolytes as kids. I remember being surprised (not only because it was during the service) because I really didn’t even know who he was. And what am I supposed to do, tell my parents I’ll need a minute before joining them in the car because I need to go fight this kid? LOL. Great show last Friday, guys. I’m glad I don’t have to avoid Jim later in life because I had to fight him as a child . Have a great tour!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:10 (one year ago) link

which reminded me that i meant to post here that i think a lot of this album is kim investigating that uncanny melody structure from off you

this is a good point! this album is very "off you"-esque in general

na (NA), Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:20 (one year ago) link

I wish that was true, because I think "Off You" is fantastic, but the "Dawn..." song is the only one here that comes close imo

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

i had made a loose connection. one thing i like about all nerve is that it sounds p relaxed, especially in contrast with title tk which is such a tense record, with the notable exception of off you.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 8 March 2018 19:13 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvas5q0R000

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 9 March 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

YESSSS

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 9 March 2018 19:43 (one year ago) link

Fabulous freeze frame.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 March 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

Kim Deal has the best smile and a perpetual twinkle in her eye, tbh i get happy just seeing her (that's probably quite relevant to my "best rock star of the '90s" opinion upthread.)

omar little, Friday, 9 March 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link

glad that she seems happy / healthy — there was a time in the early 00s when things seemed kinda dark.

tylerw, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:18 (one year ago) link

I saw a solo gig a few yrs ago that was lovably shambling/bonkers, I need to listen to this new one

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:32 (one year ago) link

Great short album. They still have got it in them.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 9 March 2018 22:25 (one year ago) link

yeah that twinkle is real xxxp

surm, Monday, 12 March 2018 20:43 (one year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

I liked it a lot!

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

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 year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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

surm, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

I am so surprised how good this is

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

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 (one year ago) link

same here

DJ U OK Hun? (jed_), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 14:02 (one year ago) link

<3

willem, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 17:12 (one year ago) link

that's great

sleeve, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

omg awesome

surm, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 18:44 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

are you a pod person?

kurt schwitterz, Friday, 6 April 2018 22:12 (one year ago) link

Absolutely yes. And Title TK.

kraudive, Friday, 6 April 2018 22:24 (one year ago) link

But also v. much a Safari person

kraudive, Friday, 6 April 2018 22:25 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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

na (NA), Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00 (one year ago) link

NA otm

cwkiii, Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

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 year ago) link

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

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:21 (one year ago) link

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 year ago) link


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