The Breeders return with new single, tour – and first album in ten years!

Breeders picture credit: Maria Gesualdi

2018 continues to be a great year for aging indie fans (and I definitely count myself in that). Following on from last year’s ‘Get In The Car’ single (which came in very high in the annual Festive Fifty) and tour, the band have indeed announced new single, album and tour.

So first up, that new single:  it’s the title track of their fifth album, All Nerve. You can buy or stream it here by following the link.

I finally saw the band in Glasgow last October – and very good they were, too. This time they’re coming to Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms, you can see tour dates here by following this link.

The album tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Nervous Mary
  2. 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

Recording took place at Candyland, Dayton, Kentucky, with Mike Montgomery; Electrical Audio, Chicago, with Steve Albini and Greg Norman; and with Tom Rastikis at
Fernwood Studios, Dayton, Ohio. The artwork was done by Chris Bigg, who has worked with the Breeders since their first album, Pod.

All Nerve will be released on March 2nd on long-term label 4AD.

 

Cool as Kim Deal

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It’s been announced today that Kim Deal has left The Pixies.

“We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.

Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering” from their facebook page).

There’s already a rather one-sided band over on the NME site saying that the band definitely shouldn’t continue without her. It’s a decision only they can make. Sometimes it’s like an egg without omelettes (people conveniently forgetting that sometimes people may need to eat and pay bills), sometimes the results can be surprising. Maybe some people thought Joy Division’s remaining members should never have recorded together again after Ian Curti’ suicide in 1980; they did regroup under a different name, though…She’s touring with her ‘other’ band The Breeders, and still wowing people.

One of the coolest people ever to rock a bass guitar, here’s some of the songs Kim Dealhas been involved with other the years, as a Pixie, a Breeder and an Amp…

The Pixies -‘Gigantic’

The Breeders -‘No Aloha.’

The Amps -‘Tipp City.’