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- Posted on Aug 4th 2009 2:00PM by Jill Krasny
Deal then goes on to name check her favorite acts from the '80s such as Bronski Beat, Psychedelic Furs and New Order. Still, don't look for Deal to write a dance banger with Madonna anytime soon. "I didn't do it then and I ain't gonna do it now," Deal said. "It looks like fun, and it looked like fun then. It's all gay nightclubs and cruel behavior towards each other ... I love it! It looked really nice, and all the cleanly shaven bodies. But, you know, I was never gorgeous enough for the party the first time around, and I'm certainly not this time around either."
This year, Deal had plenty to keep her mind off those nightclub ambitions. With the help of her bandmate/twin sister Kelley, she packaged the Breeders' well-received four-song EP, 'Fate to Fatal' last April. The songwriting duo handpicked everything, from vinyl to jacket paper. "Instead of seeming like it was the hard thing for us to do it ourselves, we just thought of it as the only way we know how," she said. The deals kept busy in May, picking bands for the All Tomorrow's Party in Minehead, England. The sisters had post-punk royalty such as Gang of Four, Wire and Shellac performing alongside '90s icons Teenage Fanclub and up-and-comers Times New Viking for the successful three-day fest.
Currently, Deal divides her time between rehearsals with the Pixies in L.A. and the Breeders in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Both bands have highly anticipated tours in the pipeline, namely the Pixies, who hit the U.S. this fall for their 'Doolittle' 20th anniversary trek that runs through November. Deal said the travel, though exhausting, is nothing she can't handle -- it's just lugging all that band equipment that annoys her. "Pretty much it's the same thing, except for different instruments and different bandmembers and different songs," Deal said. "It's always about getting f---ing gear together." We know you like the DIY stuff and all, Kim, but can't you find a cheap roadie?