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Breeders Recording New Album After Seven-year Gap


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The Deal twins have been concentrating on their work with the U.S. band since Kim quit as bassist of The Pixies in 2013, and they have been recording in a studio with famed producer Steve Albini, who helmed two earlier Breeders releases.

The new disc will be the band's first album since 2008's Mountain Battles but they are already experiencing problems in the studio as the Deal twins and bassist Josephine Wiggs are struggling to agree on what tracks to lay down.

Kim Deal tells NME magazine, "If we can get the songs together (we will release an album)... Josephine doesn't like one of them. Kelley actually doesn't really like that one either... I don't know."

The Breeders Return! See The Band Live On The Us Tour This Fall 2014

Posted on 10 July 2014

The Breeders Return! See The Band Live On The Us Tour This Fall 2014

Primavera Sound 2013 - Live Review


Barcelona: arguably the most picturesque city in Europe. Situated on the Mediterranean coast in the heart of the Catalonian region, it's a landmine of history and culture. In amongst the beautiful landscapes and symbolic architecture; much of it crafted by Antoni Gaudi; lies the wonderful Park Guell, while at the city's highest point resides the Olympic Stadium, redeveloped with an increased capacity for the 1992 event. Then, of course, there's always the world famous Nou Camp, home to arguably the greatest and most successful football club of this generation, which is where our week long journey begins. 

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Arriving a day early before Primavera's festivities start enables us to take in the unique atmosphere as champions Barcelona narrowly defeat Real Valladolid by the odd goal. It also allows one final opportunity to contemplate this year's timetable where clashes aplenty are the order of most days. However, such a haven of choices marks a great festival, right? Right. 

This year's event marks the thirteenth edition of Primavera Sound and, with weekend tickets having sold out months ago, it would be fair to say it's one of the few whose reputation and audience is growing despite the current economic decline. Mainly situated across three venues; the Parc Del Forum, Parc De La Ciutadella and Sala Apolo; Primavera has developed from an initial three-day weekend into a full blown seven-day event. 

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The Breeders Reunion Arranged By Text Message


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Cult band The Breeders had the easiest reunion in rock history - sisters Kim and Kelley Deal arranged the comeback by text message while relaxing on a couch.

The Cannonball hitmakers have reformed their early 1990s line-up for a series of shows marking the 20th anniversary of their album Last Splash, which they will perform in full on the tour.

Guitarist Kelley has now opened up about the surprise reunion, insisting she and her twin Kim came up with the idea while chatting on a sofa, and fellow former members Jim MACpherson and Josephine Wiggs agreed as soon as the Deals sent them a cell phone text message.

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine And Blur Will Be In The Line Up Of Primavera Sound 2013

Posted on 24 January 2013

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine And Blur Will Be In The Line Up Of Primavera Sound 2013

Classic Breeders Line-up To Reunite For 2013 Festival


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The early 1990s line-up of Pixies star Kim Deal's cult group The Breeders are reuniting to perform their classic indie rock album Last Splash in its entirety at next summer's (Jun13) ATP Festival in England.

Deal and her sister Kelley will be joined by Josephine Wiggs and Jim MACPherson onstage for the 20th anniversary performance as part of the three-day festival at Camber Sands.

The ATP Festival, which will be curated by the members of Deerhunter, will also include a special collaboration between former Sonic Youth star Kim Gordon and Japanese drummer/composer Ikue Mori.

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Wiggs Rejoins The Breeders As Bassist Joins Wife In Labour


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Rocker JOSEPHINE WIGGS is to rejoin The Breeders to wrap up the band's North American tour.

Wiggs, who left the band in the mid-1990s, will replace current Breeders bassist Mando Lopez, who has been forced to quit the tour so he can be with his pregnant wife, who went into labour on Wednesday (19Aug09).

The band's spokesman tells Rolling Stone magazine that singer Kim Deal reached out to Wiggs and asked her to rejoin the band for their final three shows.

Wiggs last played with the Breeders at a special one-off reunion gig in 2005.

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The National + The Breeders Team Up For Ohio Rally


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The National and The Breeders are teaming up to give their fellow Ohioans the chance to vote early.in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections.


The two local groups will perform at a rally in support of Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden on 16 October (08) at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio - and they're making sure fans can vote by providing buses to local polling stations.


A statement from The National reads, "Ohio residents can vote early beginning on September 30th, so we've lined up charter buses to take registered Hamilton County voters to the polls on the night of the event.


"The National are incredibly excited and honoured to have the opportunity to support Barack Obama's inspiring candidacy for President.

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Hydro Connect Festival - Day 1

The Breeders - Friday 29th August 2008 at Connect Music Festival Inverarry, Scotland

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The Coachella Music Festival 2008

The Breeders - Friday 25th April 2008 at Coachella Indio, California

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The Breeders Battle Sound Problems At Coachella


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Rockers The Breeders overcame a series of technical problems during their set at California's Coachella Festival to wow fans on the opening day of the event.


The band hit the main stage on Friday afternoon (25Apr08) and set out to keep the crowds entertained as they battled the sweltering desert heat.


They hit a number of sound troubles minutes into their performance, leaving singers Kim Deal and her twin sister Kelley to belt out their vocals at the top of their lungs in a bid to get their voices heard.


But the high-spirited pair soldiered on and closed their set with their hit song Cannonball, their cover of The Beatles' Happiness Is A Warm Gun, much to the approval of the throng of supporters, who cheered and applauded the group throughout their appearance.

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The Breeders, Mountain Battles Album Review


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