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The Breeders

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The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1988 as a side project for Kim Deal of The Pixies and Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses. After those original bands became less active, The Breeders became more important to both artists. A tape was sent of their original demos to Ivo Watts-Russell, who immediately signed the band to his 4AD label in 1989. Their debut album, Pod, was recorded by Steve Albini and released on 4AD in 1990. Deal's influence is obvious, but bassist Josephine Wiggs and Slint drummer Britt Walford (credited here as Shannon Doughton) add to the ensemble sound.

By the four-song EP Safari, Deal was out of Pixies and had enlisted her twin sister Kelley to play guitar for the Breeders. Donelly exited the band for Belly, and drummer Jim MacPherson joined in time for Last Splash. The album spawned the unexpected hit, "Cannonball."

In 1995, Kelley Deal was involved in a drug bust, so sister Kim formed the side project The Amps with MacPherson and two others. Getting her life back together, Kelley started the Kelley Deal 6000 and also formed the unlikely Last Hard Men with Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, ex-Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain, and Jimmy Flemion of The Frogs.

Rumors of Kim Deal reuniting with the original band continued to circulate in the 90s, although the only material to surface was a cover of "Collage," recorded for The Mod Squad soundtrack. The Deal sisters recruited new personnel to play several live shows in 2001, and returned to the studio with guitarist Richard Presley, bass player Mando Lopez and drummer Jose Medeles to record the third Breeders studio album "Title TK" with Steve Albini.

In 2004, Warner Music Group announced plans to drop the Breeders from their label following low album sales of "Title TK." The decision came with Warner's plans to drop several other artists as well.

The Breeders are widely expected to release a new album sometime in late 2005 or early 2006.

Contents

Members

Discography

Year Title Label
1990 Pod 4AD/Elektra
1993 Last Splash 4AD/Elektra
1995 Live In Stockholm 1994 Breeders
2002 Title TK 4AD/Elektra

See also

External links

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