Kim Deal is the coolest person alive, and has been for like, 30 years. From her breakout gig as the most likable member of the Pixies to her short-lived stint as Tammy Ampersand in the Amps to her intermittent captaincy of the legendary Breeders, Deal has had a hand in some of the most vital alt-rock ever made. Five years ago, Deal reunited the classic lineup of the Breeders just in time to tour behind a 20th anniversary reissue of the band's hit album Last Splash, and not long after that, she bailed on the Pixies' never-ending reunion-tour-revenue machine to refocus on her band. Now, the Breeders are holed up somewhere working on their fifth full-length since 1990. Their new single "Wait in the Car" is all Breeders: raw, distorted, bottom-heavy, oddly melodic, urgent, and snarling. BEN SALMON
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