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Watch The Breeders Perform a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

All Nerve Out Now via 4AD

Apr 17, 2018 The Breeders
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The Breeders released a new album, All Nerve, last month via 4AD. All Nerve is the band’s first album in a decade and the first to feature the band’s classic lineup since their beloved 1993 album, Last Splash. Now the band have stopped by NPR’s offices to perform three songs as a Tiny Desk Concert. For the uninitiated, Tiny Desk Concerts are stripped down sets recorded at the desk of Bob Boilen, the host of NPR’s All Songs Considered. They performed two songs from All Nerve, “MetaGoth” and title track “All Nerve.” Then they did “Off You” from their 2002 album Title TK. Watch the performance below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Last year The Breeders shared their first new song in eight years, “Wait in the Car,” which was the first song to feature the classic lineup since Last Splash and is included on All Nerve. Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson reunited in 2013 for some shows honoring the 20th anniversary of Last Splash. All Nerve was recorded in various locations: 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. Chris Bigg did the artwork (he has worked with the band since their first album, 1990’s Pod).

Previously The Breeder’s also shared the new album’s title track, “All Nerve,” as well as “Nervous Mary.” Courtney Barnett sings backing vocals on one track, “Howl at the Summit.”

The Breeders Tour Dates:

North America:

18 April - DENVER, CO, Ogden Theater
19 April - ALBUQUERUE, NM, Sunshine Theater
21 April - AUSTIN, TX, Emo’s
22 April - DALLAS, TX, House Of Blues
23 April - HOUSTON, TX, House Of Blues
25 April - BIRMINGHAM, AL, Iron City
26 April - NASHVILLE, TN, Cannery Ballroom
28-29 April - CINCINNATI, OH, Homecoming Festival
30 April - BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel SOLD OUT
01 May - NEW YORK, NY, Terminal 5
02 May - PORT CHESTER, NY, Capitol Theater
04 May - BOSTON, MA, House Of Blues
05 May - MONTREAL, QC, Corona Theater SOLD OUT
06 May - TORONTO, ON, Phoenix Concert Theater SOLD OUT
08 May - CHICAGO, IL, Vic Theater
09 May - MILWAUKEE, WI, The Rave
11 May - KANSAS CITY, MO, The Truman
13 May - MINNEAPOLIS, MN, First Avenue


25 May - BBC Weekender, Belfast
27 May - DUBLIN, Vicar Street
28 May - EDINBURGH, Liquid Room SOLD OUT
29 May - LEEDS, Stylus SOLD OUT
30 May - LONDON, Roundhouse
01 June - Barcelona, Primavera
02 June - COGNAC, Westrock
03 June - Nimes, This Is Not A Love Song
05 June - FERRARA, Cortile Estense
06 June - MILAN, Santeria
26 June - HELSINKI, Tavastia
28 June - STOCKHOLM, Gruna Lund
29 June - Odense, Tinderbox Festival
01 July - Beuningen, Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
03 July - HAMBURG, Fabrik
04 July - COLOGNE, Gloria
10 July - BRISTOL, Academy SOLD OUT
11 July - BIRMINGHAM, Institute
13 July - MANCHESTER, Ritz

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