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It is not possible to overstate the importance of Kim Deal. As a member of the Pixies and a founding member of the Breeders, she has made some of the most deeply compelling — not to mention some of the most compellingly influential — music of the past three decades. Though she is not currently… More »

The Breeders’ second album Last Splash was an indie rock album that became a hit. That means something else right now. An indie album that becomes a hit — Bon Iver, Bon Iver, say — dominates critics’ list, racks up summer-festival bookings for the band, maybe wins a Grammy or two. A track might appear… More »

Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical term for what Albini actually does, but it makes sense that he’d prefer to be seen that way. Over the past few decades, Albini has overseen the creation of countless… More »

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Hear Courtney Barnett And Kim Deal’s Conversation For Talkhouse Podcast

The Talkhouse has been on a roll recently -- last week they enlisted Ghostpoet and Phil Selway to have a lengthy two-part discussion about Radiohead
Caitlin White | July 1, 2015 - 10:43 am

Watch Courtney Barnett Cover The Breeders’ “Cannonball”

It should not come as a surprise that Courtney Barnett loves the Breeders. In fact, as she tells The A.V. Club in the latest installment…
Chris DeVille | September 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Watch Kim & Kelley Deal Play “Cannonball” & “Gigantic” At Reckless Records

During Record Store Day Kim and Kelley Deal stopped by Reckless Records in Chicago to play a stripped-down set. Kim played an acoustic version of…
Miles Bowe | May 1, 2014 - 11:50 am

Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year’s Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Kim Deal – “Are You Mine?” Video

Kim Deal's been having a big year. She quit the Pixies, and she's spent the summer leading the Last Splash lineup of her reunited Breeders…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2013 - 11:16 am

Kim Deal Quits Pixies

How times change. 20 years ago, Frank Black broke up the Pixies, informing the rest of his band that they were done via fax. Of…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2013 - 9:35 am

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service,…
Stereogum | May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Watch The Breeders Reunite With Tanya Donelly In Boston

When the Breeders started, they were a side project for two great college-rock supporting players: Pixies' Kim Deal and Throwing Muses' Tanya Donelly. Donelly was…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Watch The Breeders On Fallon

Kim and Kelley Deal are touring with their reconstituted Last Splash lineup to celebrate the 20th Anniversary (and reissue) of that album. It's a stone-cold…
Amrit Singh | May 8, 2013 - 8:40 am

Kim Deal – “Hot Shot”

The first 7" from Kim Deal's single series, “Walking With A Killer”/“Dirty Hessians,” was released in January and sold out of its limited run (1,000…
Michael Nelson | May 2, 2013 - 3:51 pm

The Breeders Last Splash 20th Anniversary Tour @ The Bell House, Brooklyn 3/29/13

For most of the nineties, The Breeders’ “Cannonball” seemed inescapable on my hometown radio station, WHFS 99.1, in Annapolis, Maryland. Since “Cannonball” announces itself with…
Wyatt Marshall | March 30, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Breeders Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition Details

4AD has announced details for the 20th anniversary reissue of The Breeders' Last Splash. The anniversary reissue LSXX will be released on April 23 and…
Liz Pelly | March 3, 2013 - 11:43 am

Kim Deal – “Walking With A Killer” & “Dirty Hessians”

Between the Pixies and the Breeders, Kim Deal has been blowing minds for as long as anyone can remember, but she's somehow never gotten around…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2013 - 11:12 am

The Breeders Reunite Last Splash Lineup

The version of the Breeders that made the 1993 skewed-pop classic and leftfield hit Last Splash lasted for exactly one album. When Kim and Kelley…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2012 - 2:39 pm

R. Ring – “Fallout & Fire”

When her sister Kim has been busy doing Pixies-reunion stuff, Breeders co-leader Kelley Deal has been putting together a new project, a duo called R.
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2012 - 10:13 am

Happy 50th Kim & Kelley Deal

Kim and Kelley Deal turn 50 today. The twins have quite a cake helping them celebrate the occasion:…
brandon | June 10, 2011 - 1:34 pm

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher's: The faded Catskills resort's crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced…
brandon | September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am
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