After releasing 2009’s Fate to Fatal EP, Kim Deal put The Breeders on hold while she went on an extensive two-year tour with the Pixies. Last March, though, Deal got The Breeders back together for their own international nostalgia tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the seminal Last Splash. During that tour, Deal announced her departure from the Pixies, opening up her day planner to work on The Breeders and her various solo projects. So, what’s up first on the agenda? A new Breeders album.
In an interview with Stereogum, Deal said the band has hit the studio to record its first full-length album since 2008’s Mountain Battles. While she wouldn’t offer up any real specifics, Deal did say that the band is making quite a bit of progress.
“We’re down in the basement recording and the songs are sounding good,” she explained. “Today we’re working on Josephine’s song and it’s sounding really good. I’ve got a good melody line for it and got some lyrics. So that’s what we’re going to be recording today, one of her songs. Then I’ve got two that have lyrics and a melody line but I don’t like the drum part on one of them. The other one sounds pretty cool. We’ll probably get those three going. And I have other songs. There’s one song that I really like but I don’t think Josephine likes so much, but I really like it.”
Deal also divulged details on working with Slint’s Britt Wallford, her favorite Tascam tape decks, and insights into her ongoing series of solo 7” singles, which includes last month’s raucous “The Root”. Read the full interview here.