Listen to the Breeders’ New Single ‘Nervous Mary’
They may have been away from the spotlight for a while, but the Breeders haven't had their last splash. Today, the band released "Nervous Mary," the third single from their upcoming album All Nerve, their first in a decade. You can listen to the song above.
Following the release of "Wait in the Car" and the title track, "Nervous Mary" opens the record, which after nearly 30 years in the music business is only their fifth LP. Due out March 2 via 4AD, the album features the same lineup as their seminal 1993 record Last Splash — which includes frontwoman Kim Deal, her twin sister Kelley on guitar, Josephine Wiggs on bass and drummer Jim MacPherson. The group reconnected in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album with a series of shows.
"Kim thought I hated her, and I thought she hated me," for 15 years, Macpherson told the New York Times. The group has learned how to appreciate one another and get along, a big part of which was the Deal sisters finding sobriety.
"Nervous Mary" focuses on a central character who never gets what's coming to her. “Nervous Mary had a nervous day/ Oxbow, strange glow/ She runs for the exit, but she never got away," the Deals sing.
Today the band also launched their "Breeders Digest” Spotify playlist generator, with which fans can answer a series of questions about personal tastes, with each answer being a song title, to create a unique playlist from the Breeders' catalog.
The band will launch a North American tour on April 5 in Los Angeles, which is currently scheduled to wrap up in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 13.
You can pre-order All Nerve at the 4AD website.