Since becoming the star of her own Lil Bub’s Big Show, the adorable cat meme Lil Bub has been brushing tails with her share of music royalty. Why, just last week she welcomed Steve Albini on her program, where she got to tour the producer’s studio. On her latest episode, the feline host gets a call from The Breeders’ Kelley Deal, and winds up producing a song for her.
After asking if Deal knew Albini and repeating her staple “Do you fly a hot air balloon” question, Lil Bub grants the guitar-shredder one wish. With a little magic and science, the pair are whiskered away to a studio. As the talented tabby handling the boards and the keys, Deal and her band lay down a new track called “Shirtcrush”. It’s a real song, too, and the bobbing, sunny pop number with sharp undertones is available for purchase on iTunes. Check out the episode below to watch the whole interview and magical recording processes.
Deal is currently on tour with The Breeders, who just announced their final round of shows celebrating the 20th anniversary of Last Splash. See those dates below.
The Breeders 2013 Tour Dates:
10/26 – Melbourne, AU @ All Tomorrow’s Parties
10/28 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre
10/29 – Brisbane, AU @ Tivoli Theatre
10/31 – Perth, AU @ Astor Theatre
12/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/13 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
12/14 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
12/19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall