The Breeders return with new album and UK shows
The news that The Breeders are back inspires a little dance round the room. (A dance that saps our energy and forces us to simply regurgitate a news release.)
The Breeders released their last album - Title TK - back in 2002. Since then, of course, Kim Deal has been part of one of the most highly successful and warmly received music reunions of all time, getting back together with the rest of The Pixies for a series of exhilarating live shows in 2004 and 2005. After that, Kim headed back to Dayton, Ohio to start writing a new record.
Mountain Battles is the result. It's an album which captures all the bittersweet electricity of classic Breeders records like Pod and Last Splash, and which breaks new ground at the same time; classic-sounding, yet as relevant and exciting as ever.
Mountain Battles was recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, by Erika Larson at Stagg Street, by Manny Nieto at Manny's Studio, at Refraze in Dayton and by Ben Mumphrey in the Basement.
The band were : Kelley Deal, Kim Deal, José Medeles and Mando Lopez; José and Mando are both veterans of the Title TK campaign.
The Breeders will be playing live all over the world in 2008. Their schedule includes performances at Canadian Music Week and SxSW, plus full tours in the USA and in Europe.
The Breeders are also set to play a UK tour in April to mark the release of the album.
The Mountain Battles tracklisting is :
2. Bang On
3. Night Of Joy
4. We're Gonna Rise
5. German Studies
8. Walk It Off
9. Regalame Esta Noche
10. Here No More
11. No Way
12. It's The Love
13. Mountain Battles
4AD will release Mountain Battles on Monday 7th April 2008.