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Post by gloom button » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:26

pitchfork says they have a new record coming out!
i really liked that last one, title tk.
that song 'off you' used to come on the indie pirate radio station in dublin at night
and i remember sitting in a car listening to it thinking how incredible that line was
'i am the autumn i am the scarlet i am the makeup on your eyes'
or how she sings it.

i've never seen them play either. i bet they're brilliant live.
the trouble with personalities, they're too wrapped up in style
it's too personal; they're in love with their own guile

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Post by round bits of plastic » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:37

YAS!

I got that 10" before the album and didn't even know it was out. I just found it in a record shop. I played it twice in a row when i got home.

"I've never seen a scarlet, or a riot, or the violence of you."

and i met Kelley Deal once!

*siiiiiigh*

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Post by round bits of plastic » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:37

YAS!

I got that 10" before the album and didn't even know it was out. I just found it in a record shop. I played it twice in a row when i got home.

"I've never seen a scarlet, or a riot, or the violence of you."

and i met Kelley Deal once!

*siiiiiigh*

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Post by tompony » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:46

I had a listen to the new song on their myspace after seeing the pitchfork news thing this morning, and it's really nice! Lovely vocals and harmonies and all that. I'm not a massive fan but they've got some really good songs.
I saw them at Reading festival a few years ago and they were good fun, but it was one of those "I think I'd be enjoying this a lot more if I knew more of their songs" things.

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Post by darvé » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:52

Yes!

The Breeders are fantastic. i read that about the new album yesterday on N*E.com and got all excited and wished for a moment it was April already.

Title TK was a really good 'older' album. They couldn't have remade Pod/Last Splash after being away for so long.

I've seen them a couple of times, Dec '93 supporting Nirvana on their In Utero Enormodome tour, Last Splah had only been out a month or so, they were so good, shame it was only a support slot.

Then at The Astoria in May '02. Best gig i saw all year, only Kim and Kelley from the classic line up, but as a band they seemed much stronger, this was obviously pre-pixies reunion and before Kim had become an indie staple again. Halfway through they played a beautiful version of 'Off You' then segued staright into Cannonball afterwards. Completely unexpected but so, so good. They did their version of the Buffy theme too.

Pod's still their best album though.
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Post by gloom button » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:52

Ooh that new song is pretty indeed isn't it?
It reminds me of something off of Pod (Safari maybe?) and that to me is very good news!
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Post by RITH » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:17

When I saw them (I think in '02) the sisters were drunk and/or stoned which resulted in them having more fun than the crowd. Still of course, 'Off you' was pretty as ever, and who can stand still to 'Canonball'?

New album? Good news!

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Post by susanb » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:13

Great news! I hope they tour when it's released. I missed them when they toured in 2002 as I had an exam the next day and decided that I shouldn't go. I really wish I had gone now, I doubt it would have have made any difference to the exam (after then I went to quite a few gigs the night before exams and it never did any harm).

Off You is indeed a great song. I'm faffing around trying to connect my external hard drive so I can listen to it now. Meanwhile I'm listening to the new song on their myspace. It's pretty good, it has a similar feel to some of the songs on title TK (the vocals especially) but it is still reminiscent of the stuff on Pod. I'm really looking forward to the new album now.

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Post by darvé » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:31

davo wrote:Pod's still their best album though.
gloom button wrote:Ooh that new song is pretty indeed isn't it?
It reminds me of something off of Pod (Safari maybe?) and that to me is very good news!
susanb wrote:Meanwhile I'm listening to the new song on their myspace. It's pretty good, it has a similar feel to some of the songs on title TK (the vocals especially) but it is still reminiscent of the stuff on Pod.

Must listen to this tonight!

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Post by darvé » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:40

From the 4ad website. UK tour planned for April.
4ad wrote: 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 :

1. Overglazed
2. Bang On
3. Night Of Joy
4. We're Gonna Rise
5. German Studies
6. Spark
7. Istanbul
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.

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Post by dear rose » Thu Dec 06, 2007 13:55

oh! I was so excited when I read that I had to call up my boyfriend and tell him (mutual obsession)!

I love off you, as we all do, it looks like. There is quite something really beautiful, in a slight aching, hopeless, sort of way. That song made me fall in love with them as a band. Kim can be really inciteful with her lyrics, even though a lot of them seem gibberish.

Kim Deal made me want to be in a band, made me want to write and sing even though I am a bit hopeless. Even though there have been other bands since the pixies/breeders obsession days for me, the breeders still hold something really special for me. They just strike the perfect balance as a band.

oh! excitement!

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Post by darvé » Fri Dec 14, 2007 15:55

I
Fucking
HATE
Koko

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user?query=s ... h=breeders

but i'm there, obviously.
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Post by dear rose » Mon Jan 07, 2008 19:17

I only just saw and it's already sold out :(:(

luckily my boyfriend has family in Birmingham, so I'm going to that date instead! yay! kim! live breeders!

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Post by RITH » Mon Jan 07, 2008 19:33

April 21 in Amsterdam, might anyone be interested. I'll be there!

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Post by darvé » Mon Jan 07, 2008 19:44

Ignore my comment over there then Dear Rose!

I almost left it too late to get a London ticket as well but picked a couple up just in time.

Birmingham will be better anyway as it's not K**O

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Post by dear rose » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:22

Sorry!

Yes, Birmingham Carling Academy is most likely better than Koko, even if it involves a trek out of London. I just couldn't not see them this time round, especially since it's been six years since they will have last played (which I also missed out on, that time due to indifference!)

Yay breeders!

Also, to keep on topic, I think that Kim does the best country covers ever. Her cover of Hank's "I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love With You" is even better than the original in my opinion, and I adore Hank Williams. Her cover of "Love Hurts" with... Bob Pollard I think is also rather wonderful.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:27

dear rose wrote:Birmingham Carling Academy is most likely better than Koko
If that's true, Koko must be *really* fucking *bad*

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Post by RITH » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:58

I'm listening to the leaked album for the first time while I'm typing this (only 4 songs in). The opening song scared me a bit, but now it got better.

The Amsterdam show was sold out before I got a ticket. Bah.

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Post by mutantchoux » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:05

humblebee wrote:
dear rose wrote:Birmingham Carling Academy is most likely better than Koko
If that's true, Koko must be *really* fucking *bad*

I just wanted to quote this for emphasis and reinforcement. What do they do at Koko, employ people to punch you in the face in time with whichever song is playing? Periodically shower the crowd with buckets of horse piss? Make you walk through lava to get to the bar? The Birmingham Carling Academy really is that bad.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Mar 02, 2008 15:11

True, it's no Crewe Lyceum, but...

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