The Breeders line up fall tour dates
The Breeders have lined up a brief run of headlining dates in November as they continue to support their most recent studio set, "Mountain Battles."
The alt-rock band--which features sisters Kim and Kelley Deal, along with bassist Mando Lopez and drummer Jose Medeles--kicks off the outing Nov. 11 in Seattle. Other stops on the four-city West Coast tour include Portland, OR (11/12); San Francisco (11/14-15) and Los Angeles (11/17).
"Mountain Battles," The Breeders' fourth album and first since 2002's "Title TK," dropped back in April. The set features production work from, among others, Steve Albini, who famously produced The Pixies' seminal 1988 record "Surfer Rosa."
In an interview last December with Rolling Stone, Kim Deal said that the new album represents an updated version of the familiar Breeders sound.
"We did a little bit more overdubs," she told the magazine. "'Title TK' is the five of us playing basically. That's how the practices sounded, that's what we played. But I found I didn't want to do that this time. I was okay with, oh, let's have a guitar part that obviously nobody in the band can be playing right now."
Videos for a pair of songs from the album--"Empty Glasses" and "Walk it Off"--are streaming at the band's website.