The Breeders - All Nerve (2018)

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cutesy/mellifuous covers most of her 90s stuff - with Ladies Who Lunch and Dusty Trails at either end. cool to see that Jon Mattock is at least involved with this - Honey Tongues and The Josephine Wiggs Experience were both duos of the two of them.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:50 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

has there ever been a more iconic but awkward fit than the breeders and 4ad/vaughan oliver aesthetics?

linee, Monday, 8 April 2019 09:36 (four months ago) link

The worst was the Last Splash anniversary box set with awful new artwork.

Title TK's cover is fairly blah.

I appreciate that the artwork isn't too easy, but once the novelty faded i haven't been fond of how text/font heavy 4ad's artwork tends to be.

Cow_Art, Monday, 8 April 2019 10:48 (four months ago) link

the whole 4ad thing is all very soft-focus, ethereal, sophisticated and british. lots of text and different typefaces like you say whereas i see the band and their music as being very dry, american, suburban and working class or something? even something vaguely contemporaneous like lush worked better with it as they were at least british and their aesthetic sound-lineage from things like the cocteau twins; the obvious analogue to the soft-focus aspect of the 4ad cover style.

i dunno, all those recent self-released kim deal singles have these really "designed", layered image-heavy assemblages on the covers too, so she clearly just likes that stuff and wasn't just stuck with the 4ad house style. just seems

in some ways it kind of works to differentiate them from their time. if all of their covers were standard '90s sebadoh/pavement/gbv-ish collages or that kind of naive anti-photo thing with some scrawled text on it they would blend in more maybe? the presentation being slightly at odds with the content has an interesting way of gilding it or framing it differently.

linee, Monday, 8 April 2019 21:31 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Good summer for this record

surm, Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:26 (two months ago) link

I'm in the mood for them to chuck out another album fairly speedily. Fucking love "All Nerve".

djh, Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:10 (two months ago) link

I played it yesterday!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:02 (two months ago) link

xxp This band has a remarkably ugly set of album covers, IMO

Consider the coconut (morrisp), Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:27 (two months ago) link

The covers don’t suit the band’s sound for sure.

bendy, Monday, 24 June 2019 02:57 (two months ago) link

disagree x2

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 24 June 2019 03:01 (two months ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture

except in font/layout/design, definitely fits with the savagely precise music IMO

Ambient Police (sleeve), Monday, 24 June 2019 03:11 (two months ago) link


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