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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 countle… More »

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ATP NY Announces Curation By Jim Jarmusch, Adds Sonic Youth And The Breeders

Based on past experience, New York’s All Tomorrow’s Parties has become the festival you buy tickets for lineup-unseen. But for those who need to know, ATP just expanded the lineup of bands for this year’s Weekend At Kutsher’s: Saturday will include heavyweights Sonic Youth and the Breeders, as well as ATP favs Explosions In The… More »

By: jessica / February 12, 2010 - 2:07 pm

10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept. A decade later the album-recreation bit has become another salable gimmick for non-ATP acts trading on nostalgia to line their post-prime coffers, and even ATP has on occasion conferred the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm

The Long Count (Bryce & Aaron Dessner, Kim & Kelley Deal, Matt Berninger, Shara Worden) @ BAM 10/28/09

A few weeks ago we posted an early take of “When You Were Born” (aka “When Yer Born”) from The Long Count. At the time, Aaron Dessner told us the track would eventually include Kim Deal singing on it. Now that we know the piece focuses on twins via the Dessners and the Deals, the… More »

By: brandon / October 29, 2009 - 1:23 pm

The Breeders & Deerhunter Host A “Bragging Party”

Bradford Cox has never been shy about his love of the Breeders and the Deal sisters in general, so this live collaboration on the Amps’ “Bragging Party” must have felt like some sort of dream come true (or, correct, a chance for a bragging party). The performance took place on the main stage at thi… More »

By: brandon / May 19, 2009 - 10:33 am

Pixies Announce Minotaur Deluxe Box Set

It’s hard to say for sure, but this link at does look like evidence that something, namely a new record called Minotaur, is afoot. The page specifies that pre-order is 6/15. (A+R/Artists In Residence is a design studio, who did the Ghosts I-IV deluxe editions, etc.) Now we just need to figure out more… More »

By: brandon / April 21, 2009 - 9:38 am

New Breeders Video – “Fate To Fatal”

By now Breeders fans have likely already read up on the band’s rollerderby video for the Fate To Fatal EP’s title track. Well, it’s done. You can check out the thrills and spills and lipsticked referee at Rolling Stone, and once you’re done, grab the tune sans images while you look at the EP cover… More »

By: brandon / April 14, 2009 - 5:34 pm

Breeders Offer EP, Obama-Inspired Art, Rollerderby Video

When the Breeders play (and curate) All Tomorrow’s Parties UK in May, they’ll have new material: The Deal sisters have “discovered the treble knob” on their forthcoming four-song Fate To Fatal EP, which follows 2008’s Mountain Battles. From its genesis, to the title track’s roller derby-themed video, and the EP’s Obama-themed album art, and the… More »

By: brandon / March 16, 2009 - 2:41 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we’ve turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash them together. On Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III you’ll hear familiar blog hits from artists like Lykke Li, of Montreal, the Breeders, Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, and Beck remixed… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2008 - 6:17 pm

New Breeders Video – “Walk It Off”

We last saw Kim and Kelley last splashing around at McCarren Pool, which is great because they hardly turn up at all in the split-screened clip for Mountain Battles’ “Walk It Off.” Instead it’s the year’s second vid focusing on a day in the life of a bike messenger. Unlike Nada Surf’s “Whose Authority” it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2008 - 2:36 pm

Matt & Kim/The Breeders @ McCarren Pool, Brooklyn 6/13/08

[Photos and video by Abbey Braden]

Even though, as Gothamist reports, the Pool Parties will survive the summer, this is the free concert series’s final year at McCarren Pool which is giving these sunny Sundays of booze and bands a little extra something. Adding perfect weather to the mix and topping it off… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 14, 2008 - 5:49 pm

Coachella: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
You know what sucked for every band following Les Savy Fav yesterday? The fact that they had to follow Les Savy Fav yesterday. Under intensely blazing Indio heat, Harrington and his hockey blogging art-punkers set the bar high for hijinx and outright spectacle right from the go,… More »

By: brandon / April 26, 2008 - 2:29 pm

Kim Deal: “You Know, Malkmus Is Being A Bit Of A Bitch…”

’90s alt-rock fight! As prematurely mentioned, we dig the new Breeders album, Mountain Battles. We also like aspects of Real Emotional Trash, though we still say it runs on (and on). Which is sorta what Kim Deal’s saying about the mouth of our favorite late-night Fox News Channel guest in the new issue of TimeMore »

By: brandon / April 1, 2008 - 12:26 pm

Your Invite To The Breeders’ Mountain Battles Release Party

The Breeders are taking their time between releases, for sure, but as long as what they put out is as good as the excellent Mountain Battles, we’re not complaining. About that listening party invite, it’s a good news bad news thing: Bad news is, it already happened. Good news, it’s up on Vimeo, of course. More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 25, 2008 - 6:34 pm

The Breeders “Bang On” Whilst Messing With Texas

Yes we were a little biased in calling our party on Saturday the best lineup in Austin, and based on what we saw from HEALTH and Fuck Buttons and High Places and No Age and et cetera, we’ll stick to it. But our steadfast refusal to leave our own party meant we were to leave… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 18, 2008 - 5:01 pm

SXSW: Saturday In Photos

This is it everybody, the last photo post of SXSW ’08. That means it’s time for our superlatives, so welcome to our list of the SXSW 2008 Top Five. These are the bands who delivered sets we could not stop talking about, to friends, to strangers on planes, to people in line for cabs. These… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2008 - 8:35 pm

Breeders Play Mountain Battles Tunes In Toronto

Yes, we like Mountain Battles. No, we haven’t seen the Breeders in person on their current tour. But, we did find some videos. So far, not much footage from the Buffalo opening, though there’s a healthy selection from the second night of the tour (3/8) at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. Let’s warm up with that… More »

By: brandon / March 11, 2008 - 10:36 am

Premature Evaluation: The Breeders – Mountain Battles

We’ve already given a few hints about our feelings for Mountain Battles, the Breeders’ first album since Title TK. In case you missed it before: We’re basically blown away that Kim and Kelly sound so fresh after — relatively speaking — so long. Mountain Battles was recorded over a number of years, across locales, and… More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2008 - 7:30 pm

New Breeders – “Bang On”

You’ll have to wait for us to evaluate it prematurely, but for now let’s say Mountain Battles, the Breeders’ fourth album and first since 2002, is totally worth the wait. And how. We all got a taste with “We’re Gonna Rise” a ways back, but it didn’t stay up at MySpace forever. No worries. Take… More »

By: brandon / March 6, 2008 - 6:46 pm

The Breeders – Mountain Battles

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By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2008 - 10:03 pm

The Cure, R.E.M. Line Up For Sasquatch! 2008

Sure, yes, and fine, having R.E.M., the Cure, the Flaming Lips’ U.F.O. show, M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the National, the Breeders, Built To Spill, et al puts this year’s installment of the earthy Pacific Northwest festival Sasquatch! amongst the lineups to beat this summer, but in case you didn’t notice from that list of headliners thereMore »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2008 - 4:41 pm