The Breeders - Fate To Fatal
sweetfoolthemouth <sweetfoolthemouth <at> yahoo.com>
2009-04-16 10:23:26 GMT
Interview over at Pitchfork...
Pitchfork: Why did you decide to release this EP yourselves?
Kim Deal: We had the four songs, and we were doing All Tomorrow's Parties over in England. So we had some
songs, and we thought, well, let's put out a song. Let's put out two songs. Let's put it out, and we can make it
available for download, or we can promo it. Then it's like, wait a minute, we can make a 7''. Or you know what
would be cooler? If we made an EP. Three songs isn't a good EP, so then we threw on the cover [of Bob Marley's
"Chances Are"]. That's four songs; that's 15 minutes. That's a pretty good-sized EP. I think I have a knack
for manufacturing. So if you ever need anything manufactured, just call me, because I think I have quite a touch.
Pitchfork: OK, I will. Were these all songs you had laying around? You recorded them all in different places.
Kelley Deal: For some reason, last summer [Kim] got this huge burst of... She's writing on drugs again. No,
just teasing. Last summer, she started writing some songs, and we started accumulating songs. We were
just writing. You never say, "That's one record," so I'm done with music until magically the next album
drops in my lap. You accumulate enough music for one album and you just continue writing.
Pitchfork: You cover a Bob Marley song. It's a surprising choice for you guys, but it came out beautifully.
Kelley: Oh, good. That's good. We were worried about that.
Pitchfork: Why were you worried about it?
Kim (in the background): Because it's vulnerable. It's just me you on guitar, singing pretty.
Kelley: It is a vulnerable way to go with that. Bob Marley has all these reggae cats and all these huge fucking
joints lying around, and the wine be flowing. I think they did that track, then dubbed drums afterwards,
then put reverb on the entire track. We had done that song a couple different ways. Since 2000, we've been