THE BREEDERS at the Crofoot Ballroom

FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2009
doors at 8PM
tickets: $17 (buy tickets)

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THE BREEDERS: By turns goofy, groovy, melancholy, strung-out, catchy, atmospheric and - at times - impossibly lovely, the Breeders' latest record, 'Mountain Battles,' underlines that Kim Deal is a songwriter and a musician of rare intuition, who shines just as brightly with her own band as she does in the Pixies (no slouches in the legendary alternative rock band pantheon themselves). Her songs move from offhand charm to emotional truth with casual grace, balancing scuffed-up noise against fraught silence; timeless structures against strange new shapes. And throughout, of course, there's Kim's unique voice - languid, urgent, bruised and beautiful. In short, 'Mountain Battles' captures all the bittersweet electricity of classic Breeders records like 'Pod' and 'Last Splash,' and still manages to break new ground.

Mountain Battles was recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, Erika Larson at Stagg Street, Manny Nieto at Manny's Studio, at Refraze in Dayton and by Ben Mumphrey in the Basement.

The band are : Kelley Deal, Kim Deal and Title TK veterans Jose Medeles and Mando Lopez.

THE WHISPERTOWN 2000 open.

 

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