The Breeders

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": alternative indie rock female vocalists indie rock alternative rock 90s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Restless with her subordinate role in Boston, USA guitar band Pixies, bass player Kim Deal (Kimberly Ann Deal, 10 June 1961, Dayton, Ohio, USA; guitar, vocals, synthesizers) forged this spin-off project with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA). The name Breeders, a derogatory term used by homosexuals to describe heterosexuals, had been the name of a band Deal fronted prior to the Pixies, with her twin sister Kelley. Kim and Donelly initially undertook sessions in 1988 with Throwing Muses drummer David Narcizo, but these sessions were abandoned. Now joined by bass player Josephine Wiggs (b. 26 February 1965, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England) from British act the Perfect Disaster, the Breeders recorded Pod in Edinburgh during a Pixies tour of Britain. Britt Walford from Kentucky hardcore band Slint, drummed on the record under the pseudonym Shannon Doughton. Distinctively ‘engineered’ by Steve Albini, the...

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