Interview: The Breeders

The real deal of high fidelity


Twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal pass the phone back and forth like siblings accustomed to dividing everything. Today they’re sharing an interview, and only the tone of their near-identical voices indicates who is on the line. Kelley’s measured, Midwestern accent remains at a clipped, cordial distance, while Kim speaks with the casual slur of someone sprawled out on a sofa, catching up with friends after a long trip.

And let’s welcome her back. With only three official albums and nearly a decade separating their last two releases, Kim’s indie-rock outfit, The Breeders, has been a frustrating exercise in fame and misfortune, in platinum records and missed opportunities. They’re back on track, however, playing Tokyo this week to promote 2002’s “Title TK.” Perhaps it’s time to get reacquainted.

Read the full interview at The Japan Times Online.

The real deal of high fidelity | The Japan Times Online

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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