Even at the height of their mainstream success, The Breeders were always a little bit weirder than was properly recognized. Sure, they wrote “Divine Hammer,” but that record also had “Roi” and “Mad Lucas” on it. So it’s fitting that the group’s new album gets some liner notes from a slightly odd writer.
No bye, no aloha, indeed: The Breeders are back with a new album. And for the first time since Last Splash, the record will feature the lineup of Kim and Kelley Deal, bassist Josephine Wiggs, and drummer Jim McPherson.