THE BREEDERS release video for Kim Deal’s ‘Joanne’ cover & Neil Gaiman essay

THE BREEDERS release video for Kim Deal's 'Joanne' cover & Neil Gaiman essay

When the Breeders reunited to release their first new music in a decade – 2017 single ‘Wait in the Car’ – they formed a series of limited 7″ releases. On one, Kim Deal’s dreamy reimagining of Mike Nesmith’s ‘ Joanne’ fills the B-side. Today for the first time, the Breeders release an intimate video of Deal’s recording of that exact take in Steve Albini’s Chicago studio with an appearance from Albini. Deal and Albini will appear in conversation at SXSW on March 14. The Breeders’ long-awaited fifth album, All Nerve, is out on March 2.

To coincide with All Nerve and following a successful club tour late last year, the Breeders will tour North America and Europe throughout the Spring and Summer. Find tour dates below for Europe including newly added shows in Belfast (as part of the BBC Biggest Weekend) and festivals including Primavera and Down The Rabbit Hole.

In lieu of a traditional bio, author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline) penned a biographical essay on the Breeders. Read an excerpt below and the full version here.

People change over the years, and you that is you never change. Yesterday you were a kid, and tomorrow you’ll be old, and you think you’re the same person you were, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

Music slices you in time.

WATCH: ‘Joanne’ (filmed at Electrical Audio, Chicago)


25 May – BELFAST, BBC Biggest Weekend
27 May – DUBLIN, Vicar Street
**SOLD OUT** 28 May – EDINBURGH, Liquid Rooms **SOLD OUT**
**SOLD OUT** 29 May – LEEDS, Stylus **SOLD OUT**
30 May – LONDON, Roundhouse
01 June – BARCELONA, Primamera
02 June – COGNAC, Westrock
03 June – NIMES, This Is Not A Love Song
05 June – FERRARA, Cortile Estense
06 June – MILAN, Santeria
26 June – HELSINKI, Tavastia
28 June – STOCKHOLM, Gruna Land
29 June – ODENSE, Tinderbox Festival
01 July – BEUNINGEN, Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
03 July – HAMBURG, Fabrik
04 July – COLOGNE, Gloria
10 July – BRISTOL, Academy
11 July – BIRMINGHAM, Institute
13 July – MANCHESTER, Ritz

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