Howl At The Summit

Album: All Nerve (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • This features backing vocals by Courtney Barnett. The Australian singer-songwriter recorded her contribution while she was touring near their studio in Ohio in June 2017. Barnett told NME:

    "Singing with The Breeders was a total fan girl moment. It's crazy that I'm on a Breeders song. My contribution is tiny: you wouldn't know it's me. But I know it's me and it's amazing that it's happened."
  • The Courtney Barnett guest spot gave Kim Deal the opportunity to collaborate with someone she'd first heard of as a fan. "She'd covered 'Cannonball'," explained the Breeders frontwoman of the Australian to NME. "They did a pretty good version: shambolic and kind of casual."
  • The song came from Kim Deal taking mushrooms in 1999 or 2000. She explained to Uncut: "I've kept this little four-track of this two-minute piece of tape - the rest of the tape I'm just groaning, going, 'Aaaaeghhhhhhhh...' Cos I'm high on mushrooms! I thought I would get this incredibly creative artistic work, but I'm just moaning by myself in a room."

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