Consider us officially excited! The Breeders are not only back with a tip-top, top-notch new single, ‘Wait In The Car’, and a super-shiny video, it also features the classic line-up of Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson.
It’s the first time this configuration has released new material since 1993’s classic album, The Last Splash, and the band’s first since 2008’s Mountain Battles.
And not only that – it’s also been announced that The Breeders are returning to 4AD. All we need now to make our day complete is knowing that Vaughan Oliver is going to design the album artwork.
In the meantime, you should know that the new video features artwork and visuals from Chris Briggs and Martin Anderson. Clocking in at just over two minutes, ‘Wait In The Car’ contains all the right ingredients for The Breeders at their best – some stop-start riffing, gnarly guitars, a superbly ramshackle approach that suggests that the whole thing could fall apart at any second, cooing vocals and more hooks than a fisherman’s bag.
Speaking of the video, Briggs and Anderson said: “It all started with a brick. We both liked the idea of using something iconic yet quite banal. An old brick has a story and it’s a beautiful raw object.
“We started collecting more and more – some intact, some broken – and realised how different they all appear, each one having its own identity.”
The single will be part of a series of 7” vinyl releases. The first will be available on the band’s upcoming tour (see dates below) and will be backed by a cover of – oh yes! - Amon Düül II’s ‘Archangel’s Thunderbird’.
A second single will be available exclusively at select independent record stores from October 27 on red vinyl and features Kim Deal’s version Mike Nesmith’s ‘Joanne’.
A release date has yet to be set for the third single but will feature a cover of Devo’s ‘Gates Of Steel’
The Breeders play:
15 - Glasgow, ABC
16 - Dublin, Vicar Street, IE
17 - Manchester, Academy 2
18 - London, Electric Ballroom