May 23, 2018

It’s 2018 and I am reviewing a new Breeders album. I can’t quite wrap my head around that. From the first note of the first track, I am instantly taken back to my late teens. Kim Deal’s unearthly voice impossibly sounds exactly like it did twenty-five years ago and the music picks up as if the band never went away. I read somewhere recently that the band considers this album the true follow up to their magnum opus, 1993’s Last Splash, and I fully agree. With lilting surf guitar, off-kilter changes, and cryptic lyrics, the band embraces what it is, and what it has achieved in the past without becoming a nostalgic rehash. The world still needs The Breeders. We just didn’t realize it until now. –Ty Stranglehold (4AD,