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Monday, March 16, 2009

More Info on Breeders Video Shoot for "Fate to Fatal"

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Last month, the Breeders shot a music video here in town for a song set to appear on a new EP. Just got a press release that the EP has a name: Fate to Fatal, which also happens to be the song featured in said video. The press release has more information about the music on the EP -- and how the band came to St. Louis. I'll have a further interview with one of the Deal sisters and audio/video as soon as I can!

Details on the EP:

"We started with a song called 'Fate to Fatal,'" recalls Kim. "The Breeders were on tour all of last year, so we booked time at a place called the Fortress in London, England, and worked with a guy named Gareth Parton. At the beginning, Gareth and I were really snitty towards each other, which can turn out bad or good. And it turned out really good. The second song, 'The Last Time,' I wrote, but I recorded it in my basement - we have a guest vocalist on it, Mark Lanegan [Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, The Gutter Twins]. The third song is a cover of a Bob Marley and the Wailers song, 'Chances Are.' Kelley and I recorded it live in Chicago at Steve Albini's. And the last song, 'Pinnacle Hollow,' I did in my basement on a four-track - tape hiss and all."
Details on the St. Louis connection:
"It was a weird thing that happened," explains Kelley. "The Breeders were on tour last summer, and we went through St. Louis where we met up with our friend Amy Whited. She is an Arch Rival roller girl - for the St. Louis roller girl team. I've known her since she was 16 or 17 - I met her in 1994 at Lollapalooza in Chicago. We really watched her grow up, and we talked about how cool it would be to do a video with the Breeders performing live while a roller derby game was going on around us.
Then, last October in Cincinnati, the Breeders played a 'Vote Early, Rock Late' rally. While we were there, these girls introduced themselves to us as the Cincinnati roller derby team. Then in November, I was doing a signing for my book ["Bags That Rock: Knitting on the Road with Kelley Deal"] and judging a craft show in Minneapolis, and one of the teams that I was judging at the craft show was the Minnesota roller girls. All this was going on and I thought, 'this roller derby thing is really knocking at my door - I gotta do this!' So, I got a hold of Amy and we figured it all out. We got the first edit of the video last week, and the Arch Rival girls look great. I can't wait for them to see it!

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