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The Breeders – Pod Demos

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The Breeders – Pod Demos

A collection of rare demos that were never officially released. This features early versions of songs that would later appear on Pod and Last Splash.

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At the time, The Pixies were my favorite band in the universe. The Smiths and Cocteau Twins were runners-up. My teenage mind latched onto Frank Black’s primal screams on Surfer Rosa and loved the eclectic smorgasbord of Doolittle. This teenage mind liked Bossanova and told Trompe Le Monde to talk to the hand. I saw them with the Ciure and Love and Rockets and my heart swooned at the possibilities of music. Now I am much older and calloused and I look back and wonder why I thought their first two albums were a door to all that was new. I still view Loveless, Queen is Dead, Heaven or Las Vegas and Viva Hate as impeccable gems, but the Pixies just haven’t aged well with me.

The Breeders’ debut, Pod, is a horse of a different color. It still gets played regularly and it grows more loved with each listen. I like First Splash a lot and find something to love on the other two, but the overall legacy is weak except for Pod. I used the term “supergroup” already today, but here we go on our hackneyed path again. In my mind, the Breeders were much more than Kim Deal. The band included Tanya Donnely of Throwing Muses, Josephine Wiggins of The Perfect Disaster and Britt Walford of Slint, who recorded under the alias of Shannon Doughton to preserve the all-girl flair. When you listen to the demos for Pod, it becomes apparent that they had a lot more to do with its success than you may think.

Pod was produced and engineered by Steve Albini. Known for his work with Big Black, Rapeman and Shellac as well as production credits on albums by Nirvana, Superchunk Page and Plant and Pj Harvey. It was always obvious that he beefed up the sound of Pod, but one listen to the demos and it points to how Albini and Britt Walford made this album a great one instead of a good one. The demos include all of the Kim Deal tracks and excludes the Beatles cover as well as a few others. The demos are a great insight into the creation of the album and stand on their own as an album, but it lacks the forboding, metallic guitars and creepy atmosphere of the finished product. Yes, this is the case with most demos, but the contrast is schocking.

In the finished product, Walford’s drumming is pushed to the forefront and is recorded higher in the mix than than Deal’s vocals at times. In addition, Deal and Donnely’s guitars sounds more abrasive and harsh while Wiggs’ bass is prominent and drives each track with an air of aggression. The finished product is genius while the demos sounds almost twee. There is no Pod as wel know it without the pounding drums of Walford and Albini’s raw reconstruction of these songs. You may say this is unfair since these are demos. However, the band’s direction after Pod shows that they were always a catchy pop band with rough edges instead of the infinitely more interesting band which recorded Pod.

– Billycohen

Tracklisting

1. Rave On (2:46)

2. Only In 3’s (1:50)

3. Glorious (2:49)

4. Fortunately Gone (1:27)

5. Doe (2:11)

6. Drivin’ on 9 (3:02)

7. Silver (2:40)

8. When I Was a Painter (1:40)

9. You Always Hang Around (2:45)

10. Overcome (2:46)

11. Limehouse (1:45)




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Big thanks to Billycohen

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July 4, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Breeders, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Breeders – We’re Gonna Rise (first leak from new album)

https://i1.wp.com/www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/music/thebreeders/the_breeders_1.jpgThe Breeders have announced a new album, Mountain Battles, to be released in 2008.

It’s expected to release on April 7th in the UK and April 8th in the States.

This is a first song from the new magnum opus. Pretty good. And it’s kinda chilled out.

Considering it’s been five years since their last record, the past few weeks have been a happening time for the Breeders.

Kim’s confirmed the new lineup (Kelley, along with Title TK’s Jose Medeles and Mando Lopez), month (April ’08), and triple-bass action (three basses, one song) involved with the band’s forthcoming, fourth release. And 4AD made it official: updating the release date (20 days earlier than earlier thought!) and listing some more of folks who worked on the album (Erika Larson, Manny Nieto, and Ben Mumphrey in addition to master Steve Albini).

So here’s the new Breeders music! The slow-tempo, lo-energy, cooing slacker ballad “We’re Gonna Rise”! Kim told Venus Zine she doesn’t think theory when she writes, but damn if her progressions don’t always have at least one surprise in there.

Also confirmed: The Breeders will be at SXSW, and Canadian Music Week, and Coachella. Yes. Mountain Battles is out 4/8/08 on 4AD. There’s no new promo photo just yet, but how about the tracklist? Who knows maybe you’ll recognize a name.

01 “Overglazed”
02 “Bang On”
03 “Night Of Joy”
04 “We’re Gonna Rise”
05 “German Studies”
06 “Spark”
07 “Istanbul”
08 “Walk It Off”
09 “Regalame Esta Noche”
10 “Here No More”
11 “No Way”
12 “It’s The Love”
13 “Mountain Battles”

Here be new Breeders: rapidshare

Thanks to the original poster

January 18, 2008 Posted by | The Breeders, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Breeders – We’re Gonna Rise (first leak from new album)

https://i1.wp.com/www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/music/thebreeders/the_breeders_1.jpgThe Breeders have announced a new album, Mountain Battles, to be released in 2008.

It’s expected to release on April 7th in the UK and April 8th in the States.

This is a first song from the new magnum opus. Pretty good. And it’s kinda chilled out.

Considering it’s been five years since their last record, the past few weeks have been a happening time for the Breeders.

Kim’s confirmed the new lineup (Kelley, along with Title TK’s Jose Medeles and Mando Lopez), month (April ’08), and triple-bass action (three basses, one song) involved with the band’s forthcoming, fourth release. And 4AD made it official: updating the release date (20 days earlier than earlier thought!) and listing some more of folks who worked on the album (Erika Larson, Manny Nieto, and Ben Mumphrey in addition to master Steve Albini).

So here’s the new Breeders music! The slow-tempo, lo-energy, cooing slacker ballad “We’re Gonna Rise”! Kim told Venus Zine she doesn’t think theory when she writes, but damn if her progressions don’t always have at least one surprise in there.

Also confirmed: The Breeders will be at SXSW, and Canadian Music Week, and Coachella. Yes. Mountain Battles is out 4/8/08 on 4AD. There’s no new promo photo just yet, but how about the tracklist? Who knows maybe you’ll recognize a name.

01 “Overglazed”
02 “Bang On”
03 “Night Of Joy”
04 “We’re Gonna Rise”
05 “German Studies”
06 “Spark”
07 “Istanbul”
08 “Walk It Off”
09 “Regalame Esta Noche”
10 “Here No More”
11 “No Way”
12 “It’s The Love”
13 “Mountain Battles”

Here be new Breeders: rapidshare

Thanks to the original poster

January 18, 2008 Posted by | The Breeders, _MUSIC | Leave a comment