Album: All Nerve
Release Date: March 2nd
Last October, the Breeders released "Wait in the Car," their first new studio recording since the 2009 EP Fate to Fatal and first recording by frontwoman Kim Deal since her exit from Pixies. It was also the first offering from the group since the lineup that recorded their 1993 mainstream breakthrough Last Splash reunited. Now the tune, which is a jagged, bouncy post-punk rocker that finds Deal singing lyrics like, "Consider I always struggle with the right word/ Meow meow meow meow meow" (classic Breeders), has a home as the second track on All Nerve. The album, which features an appearance by Courtney Barnett on "Howl at the Summit," contains 11 tunes that the band recorded in various studios around the south and the Midwest (including a session with Steve Albini). The title track finds one of the Deal sisters singing, "I won't stop/I will run you down," and it's a promise we're taking seriously for the rest of All Nerve.