The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1988 by Kim Deal of Pixies and Throwing Muses' Tanya Donelly in Boston, Massachusetts. 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. ...show more
The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1988 by Kim Deal of Pixies and Throwing Muses' Tanya Donelly in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 release of the four-song EP "Safari" in 1992, Deal was done with Pixies and had enlisted her twin sister Kelley Deal to play guitar for the Breeders. Donelly exited the band to form Belly, and drummer Jim MacPherson joined in time for "Last Splash" in 1993. The album spawned the hit "Cannonball." In 1995, Kelley Deal was involved in a drug bust, so sister Kim formed the side project The Amps with MacPherson, bassist Luis Lerma (member of Dayton, Ohio band The Tasties) and guitarist Nate Farley, who later joined Guided by Voices.
The Amps released the album "Pacer" in October of 1995. Following drug rehab, Kelley started the The Kelley Deal 6000 and also formed the unlikely Last Hard Men with Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, ex-Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, and Jimmy Flemion of The Frogs. Rumours 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 in 1999. 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. ...show less
Albums & Singles by The Breeders
Playlists Containing Tracks by The Breeders
20 Years of the Hottest 100 - A Mixtape
Essential 90s Alternative
90's Alternative from the radio!
Alter Nation: Alternative's Influential Songs
Mtv 120 minutes - 120 memorable moments
Non-Stop To Seattle
75 songs about London
NME: The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
500 Greatest Lost tracks
Haim's favorite tracks
Indie Rock History
1001 Songs you must hear before you die
The Joss Whedon TV Mix
GTA 5 Soundtrack complete
90s Ear Candy
Top 1000 Indie Rock Songs of all Time
90s Alternative Rock Collection
True Blood - Season 6
Top 100 under 3-minute songs
On the Road
'90s Alternative Rock
The ULTIMATE summer playlist!
Class of 1993
Girlpower Rock !
90s Girl Pop Rock Hits
Best of Rock: 60 Years of Rock Music
Playlists We Love
New Releases USA
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the US
Songs To Fall Asleep To
Feeling tired? This playlist is designed to help you unwind and send you to sleep.
Indie Feel Good
A hand picked selection of new indie music chosen to put a lift in your step & a smile on your face.
UK TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the top-selling singles in the UK, updated regularly.
Most Chilled Songs Ever
This is the perfect playlist to unwind & relax to
Brand New 2015
The very latest under-the-radar tracks you need to hear
New Releases UK
Each week we will update this playlist with the latest new releases from the UK
The World's Most Perfect Pop Songs
The most perfect pop songs from around the world.
USA TOP 40 CHART
Listen to the best-selling singles in the United States, updated regularly.
Weekly Top 100 Tracks
Every Monday we publish a chart of the Top 100 tracks added to playlists in the previous week