The Breeders Return With New Album March 2nd 0 348

The Breeders Return With New Album March 2nd 0 349


Entitled All Nerve, the Breeders’ first record in a decade will be released on March 2, 2018 via 4AD records. All Nerve reunites band members Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson – the line-up behind 1993’s Last Splash.

The quartet returned to the stage in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Last Splash and have been working on new material since then. The new record features the recent single “Wait In The Car” along with “Walking With The Killer” which we can only assume is a spin on Kim Deal’s “Walking With A Killer” from her solo series 7″ released in at the very end of 2012.

You can see the tracklist for All Nerve and the Breeders upcoming tour dates below.

All Nerve Tracklist:

01 Nervous Mary
02 Wait in the Car
03 All Nerve
04 MetaGoth
05 Spacewoman
06 Walking with the Killer
07 Howl at the Summit
08 Archangel’s Thunderbird
09 Dawn: Making an Effort
10 Skinhead #2
11 Blues at the Acropolis

The Breeders on Tour:

04-06 Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at Ace Hotel
04-07 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
04-08 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
04-10 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
04-11 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
04-13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
04-15 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
04-16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Grand at The Complex
04-18 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
04-19 Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theater
04-21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04-22 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
04-23 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
04-25 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
04-26 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
04-28-29 Cincinnati, OH – Homecoming Festival
04-30 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
05-02 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater
05-04 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
05-05 Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theater
05-06 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theater
05-08 Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
05-09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05-11 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
05-13 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05-27 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
05-28 Edinburgh, Scotland – Liquid Room
05-29 Leeds, England – Stylus
05-30 London, England – Roundhouse
06-02 Cognac, France – Westrock
06-05 Ferrara, Italy – Cortile Estense
06-06 Milan, Italy – Santeria
06-26 Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
06-28 Stockholm, Sweden – Gruna Lund
07-03 Hamburg, Germany – Fabrik
07-04 Cologne, Germany – Gloria
07-10 Bristol, England – Academy
07-11 Birmingham, England – Institute
07-13 Manchester, England – Ritz

Thomas Wilde

Thomas Wilde

Thomas has a wide range of musical tastes as the NYC scene consistently broadens his pallet. Thomas is enjoying the opportunity to write at TFN and in his spare time is always looking for limited pressings of vinyl to add to his ever growing collection.
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Hovvdy: Cranberry [Album Review] 0 464

Hovvdy
Cranberry
Double Double Whammy Records [2018]

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Who: Based in Austin, Texas, Hovvdy (pronounced “howdy”) is the writing and recording project of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The duo, both primarily drummers, first met in the fall of 2014 and quickly bonded over a love for quiet music. Cranberry is their sophomore record.

Sound: If you are into current soft intricate warm jangly rock like Ultimate Painting, Pinegrove, (Sandy) Alex G or past favorites such as Low and Yo La Tengo then Hovvdy should be a great new listen for you to check out.

TFN Final Take: Pacing is everything and on Hovvdy’s sophomore record, Cranberry, the Austin duo of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor take you on a soft ride through 12 new tracks over 33 minutes. These disguised pop tunes have a way to get in your head with every well-placed strum of guitar, every stroke of the keys and every soft hit of the skins. This gentle wave is Hovvdy’s success because the record never tires even though the group maintains a very similar mood and execution through the entire album. What I really liked about Cranberry is the subtle bit of haze that Hovvdy places over their layered vocals. They are a little bit lo-fi and a little bit bedroom pop that consistently pulls a catchy tune together. Hovvdy is a band to just put on, relax and let Cranberry take you to another place.



Hovvdy Website
Hovvdy Facebook
Double Double Whammy Records

– Reviewed by Thomas Wilde

Thomas Wilde

Thomas Wilde

Thomas has a wide range of musical tastes as the NYC scene consistently broadens his pallet. Thomas is enjoying the opportunity to write at TFN and in his spare time is always looking for limited pressings of vinyl to add to his ever growing collection.
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Ruby Boots: Don’t Talk About It [Album Review] 0 469

Ruby Boots
Don’t Talk About It
Bloodshot Records [2018]







Fire Note Says: Aussie country rocker with promise debuts States-side for Bloodshot Records.

Album Review: The second album from Ruby Boots roars out of the gate with “It’s So Cruel,” a cow-punk rocker that recalls the energy of Jason & The Scorchers. But before you get your hopes up, producer Beau Bedford (of The Texas Gentlemen), perhaps eager to display the singer/songwriter’s versatility, offers her up in the big doo-wop wall of sound of “Believe In Heaven,” nostalgic for the early days when Phil Spector was producing girl groups as rock & roll was first finding it’s way into the mainstream. “Don’t Talk About It,” the album’s title track, follows. It’s another ballad with orchestration that draws inspiration from that old school retro-sound.

Ruby Boots (real name, Bex Chilcott) comes from Australia via Nashville and had one previous album on an Aussie imprint before this debut on Bloodshot Records, a journey made by Kasey Chambers and others. Following the first three big production numbers, Boots sounds more at home on “Easy Way Out,” with a chord progression borrowed from the Tom Petty songbook, and the country weeper “Don’t Break My Heart Twice.”


The second half of the album sticks closer to country/rock formulas, with “I’ll Make It Through,” co-written and with harmony vocals by Nikki Lane, “Somebody Else” and “Infatuation,” are set up by punchy rhythms, strong vocal hooks, and solid, rocking guitars and minimal twang. Okay Boots has some twang in her voice on “Infatuation.” On these three, and the closing angry, country kick you to the curb slow burner with bluesy guitar and honky-tonk piano/organ that is “Don’t Give a Damn,” Boots sounds a bit like a young Lucinda Williams as the song heats up like a Rolling Stones’ song.

It’s the nearly a capella, almost hymnic “I Am A Woman,” that exhibits Boots’ voice in all it’s unique purity, in a spiritual song that declares her feminine gifts and her internal strength of being, echoing strength alongside vulnerability. On the whole this is a solid, inviting outing, driven by good songs and equally solid performances. Ruby Boots will be one to watch.

Key Tracks: “It’s So Cruel” / “Easy Way Out” / “Infatution”

Artists With Similar Fire: Nikki Lane / Lone Justice / Lydia Loveless



Ruby Boots Website
Ruby Boots Facebook
Bloodshot Records

– Reviewed by Brian Q. Newcomb

Thomas Wilde

Thomas Wilde

Thomas has a wide range of musical tastes as the NYC scene consistently broadens his pallet. Thomas is enjoying the opportunity to write at TFN and in his spare time is always looking for limited pressings of vinyl to add to his ever growing collection.
Thomas Wilde

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