Fans of The Breeders know the score!
They come out of nowhere, release a great album, then disappear as quickly as they resurfaced. This has been their modus operandi ever since the band formed in 1988.
Tired of her talents being sidelined in the Pixies, Kim Deal, along with her twin sister Kelley, formed The Breeders with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly. They released Pod in 1990, an album that would inspire luminaries such as Kurt Cobain, followed it up with the Safari EP and Last Splash, which contained the hit single “Cannonball,” before disappearing in the mid-nineties.
After many false starts and rehab stints, the band reformed in 2002, releasing Title TK before vanishing from the music scene once again.
They resurfaced again in 2008, releasing Mountain Battles and the Fate To Fatal EP in 2009 but went on hiatus when Kim Deal joined the reformed Pixies who went on tour in 2010 and 2011.
Kelley Deal is now playing with Mike Montgomery in her new group, R. Ring. She recently said in an interview: “Kim is real busy doing stuff with the Pixies, so rather than waiting around for Breeders stuff to transpire, this has been really good for me to sit down and practice stuff, write new song…”
As for The Breeders, they remain inactive for now, but who knows when they'll resurface.
Safari EP (1992)
Last Splash (1993)
Head to Toe EP (1994)
Title TK (2002)
Mountain Battle (2008)
Fate to Fatal EP (2009)
(Elford Alley has had plays produced and read across the United States and his sketch comedy featured in several shows in Chicago. His articles have appeared in cracked.com. He currently resides in Dallas with his wife and daughter.)