Thursday, January 10, 2008

Party Like It's 1989

A few months ago My Bloody Valentine announced their first album in nearly two decades would be followed by a tour and Kim Deal's Breeders have just announced the same, and they begin in Toronto. The Deal sisters kick off the tour as part of Canadian Music Week on March 5th. The album, Mountain Battles, was written and recorded after Deal's participation in the Pixies reunion tour and was recorded by Steve Albini, who handled their 1989 debut Pod and 2002's Title TK. It is slated for release on the 8th of April, on 4AD records.

The tour is the first in 6 years and I think their first visit to Toronto in more than 15 (I'd double-check but Google searches bring up too many horse-breeding sites to sift thru). I saw both MBV and the Breeders play at the Opera House at the turn of the decade. The former were catharticly loud and the latter was stoned, careless and sloppy. In the best possible way.

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