The first time that 4AD head exec Ivo Watts-Russell heard The Breeders, he simply remarked "This is absolutely magical, beautiful stuff." And honestly, that's a pretty perfect reaction to Kim and Kelley Deal's uniquely atmospheric songs, including their most recent release, "Wait in the Car". The track marks the welcome reunion of band members Kim and Kelley, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson.
We first were blessed with the reunion when the quartet returned to the stage in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum-selling record Last Splash. Ever since, they've been spending time together in the studio, working on new material, and "Wait in The Car," is an enticing preview of what is to come from a band that is just as vital today as ever.
The artwork and visuals for "Wait in the Car" come from Chris Bigg (formerly of the v23 team who worked on the band’s previous 4AD releases) and Martin Andersen, with the video piecing together 800 still images.
“It all started with a brick,” the pair say of the video. “We both liked the idea of using something iconic yet quite banal. An old brick has a story and it’s a beautiful raw object. We started collecting more and more (some intact, some broken) and realized how different they all appear, each one having its own identity.”
Listen to "Wait in The Car" above, and let all the joy you used to get from listening to the alternative rock darling of the 1990s, come rushing back.