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Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Breeders released their excellent new album All Nerve last week. The album features the band's classic Last Splash lineup and is the Breeders' first set of songs in 10 years.

All four members of The Breeders did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit this afternoon. They answered questions about Pod, Nirvana, the new album All Nerve; plus the mighty Kim Deal was asked several times for advice on how to sing and play bass at the same time ("practice practice practice"). Read some highlights from the AMA with The Breeders and view video of a recent live performance that aired on the French Canal+ program Album de la Semaine below:

Title TK and Mountain Battles have been repressed and will be available at live shows. As for unearthing additional material from their archives, Kim Deal said she has no idea where the demos from Fort Apache (Pod demos) are.

Deal also revealed she used Protools to mix All Nerve:

"Most of the recording was recorded on analog tape. However, this album was mixed in ProTools. I drove the reels up to NYC and Matt Boynton transferred them to protools and mixed it. This is the first record I've ever done where the album is mixed on protools"

A fan brought up the Breeders' unconventional sound and described Pod as having eerie sound. Kim Deal's commented on Pod:

"I think the mood on Pod had a lot to do with Steve Albini and the decisions he made. Brit's drums had an earthy, soily type of sound and there was a lot of space for the tones to resonate. I think it's very atmospheric."

The TV show Kim Deal would like to appear on:

"Albini knows someone who produces a lot of the ID channel re-enactment shows. A lot are shot in Tennessee and they told us we could plays cops or the corpse if we wanted to. I think it was Murder By Numbers. That's what we're trying to do next. I definitely want to be the cop--I could have been a cop.

"Sir, can you please calm down. Sir. (As I unsnap my gun belt)"

In response to a question about touring with Nirvana, Jim Macpherson told a story:

"Actually, there's one from our first show with nirvana in Dublin in '92. We met them after soundcheck and I asked Dave Grohl what he put in those big speakers by his drum set and he laughed and said the band. And couldn't stop laughing. I was so green... When we were playing I looked over to my left where Kurt was watching us play from the sidestage without his lamanent on. Security thought he was a punter and beat him up! So Kurt said he wasn't going to play the show unless they fired the security team and brought in a new one. Which they did."

Each band member named (or tried to name) their favorite album of all time:

Kelley: That's too hard!
Kim: Bo-Diddley's Beach Party 1963
Josephine: Joy Division Unknown Pleasures; The Cure Faith; Gang of 4 Entertainment; Radiohead Hail to the Thief; Massive Attack Mezzanine
Jim: Rush Permanent Wave; The Cure Standing on the Beach compilation

Each member revealed the most "annoying" or "needy" band member while on tour:

Kelley: Kim
Jo: Kim
Jim: Kim
Kim: Kelley

Scroll through the archive of the AMA with The Breeders here.

Don't miss The Breeders on tour in North America in support of All Nerve.

The Breeders - North American tour

Apr 05 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
Apr 06 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
Apr 07 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Apr 08 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
Apr 10 -- Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Apr 11 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Apr 13 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Apr 15 -- Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Apr 16 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand at The Complex
Apr 18 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Apr 19 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Apr 21 -- Austin, TX @ Emo's
Apr 22 -- Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Apr 23 -- Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Apr 25 -- Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Apr 26 -- Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Apr 30 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 01 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
May 02 -- Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
May 04 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 05 -- Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 06 -- Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 08 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
May 09 -- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 11 -- Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
May 13 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Published March 8th, 2018