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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 history — and this week they’ve paired up emerging Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett and iconic alt-rocker Kim Deal. Barnett covered the Breeders’ “Cannonball” for the A.V. Club’s Undercover seriesMore »

By: 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 of their A.V. Undercover series, she blasted “Cannonball” in the studio while recording her new album. Watch Barnett and her band bash out the 1993 classic below. More »

By: 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 “Gigantic,” her first performance of the song since leaving the Pixies, then Kelley joined on electric guitar for the Breeders classic “Cannonball.” Kim is overwhelmingly charismatic and clearly has a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 1, 2014 - 11:50 am

Q&A: Kim Deal On Her Solo 7″ Series, Making New Breeders Music, And Her Lifelong Obsession With Gear

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 7, 2014 - 4:03 pm

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 Death Cab For Cutie playing their now 10-year-old LP Transatlanticism start to finish. Our photographer Alex Crick caught those acts and a bunch more; check out his pics in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Last Splash Turns 20

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013 - 10:21 am

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 on tour. She’s also been releasing a series of solo 7″ singles on her website, and it’s included tracks like “Hot Shot” and “Walking With A Killer.” The latest entry… More »

By: 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 course, the Pixies reassembled as a hard-touring on-and-off unit in 2004. But now Kim Deal, who recently reunited the Last Splash lineup of her post-Pixies band the Breeders, has quit… More »

By: 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, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: 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 out of the picture, ascending to alt-pop stardom with her own band Belly, by the time the Breeders got around to releasing their classic 1993 sophomore album Last Splash; Kim’… More »

By: 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 classic, and seeing Kim “Ah-wooo-ooo” to applause into a styrofoam cup-distorted mic here on Fallon two decades after “Cannonball” first swept alt.rock radio feels like a victory, rather than a… More »

By: 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 copies) almost instantly. Now, she’s released sides 3 and 4 of that series, “Hot Shot” b/w “Likkle More,” whose A-side is available for spinning below. “Hot Shot” has a stripped-dow… More »

By: 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 Kim Deal’s distorted “Ahoooooa,” it was a DJ favorite and allowed for some creative presentation: Straight out of commercial break–“Cannonball;” Clever DJ quip–“Cannonball.” With it’s distinctive opening, you knew i… More »

By: 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 is available two ways: as a limited-edition seven-disc vinyl box set, or as a three-CD pack.

The vinyl box set includes a Last Splash 12-inch; four 10-inch EP… More »

By: 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 to releasing any solo music until now. Deal is starting up her own single series, selling extremely limited 7″ platters on her website, and the first entry is already sold… More »

By: 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 Deal got back together after a follow-up to record the 2002 follow-up Title TK, the rhythm section of the famously violent L.A. hardcore band Fear had somehow replaced Josephine Wigg… More »

By: 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. Ring that also involves Ampline’s Mike Montgomery. Together, they’ve recorded a new single called “Fallout & Fire,” a fractured and vaguely lo-fi but bell-clear pop song called “Fallout & Fire.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 23, 2012 - 10:13 am

The Top 20 Steve Albini-Recorded Albums

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 countle… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Happy 50th Kim & Kelley Deal

Kim and Kelley Deal turn 50 today. The twins have quite a cake helping them celebrate the occasion:… More »

By: 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 to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am
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