The Breeders discography

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The Breeders in 2009

The Breeders discography
Releases
Studio albums 4
Live albums 1
EPs 3
Singles 9
Music videos 12
Promotional singles 1

The discography of The Breeders, an American alternative rock band, consists of four studio albums, one live album, three extended plays, nine singles, one promotional single and twelve music videos. Kim Deal, then-bassist of American alternative rock band the Pixies, formed The Breeders as a side-project with Tanya Donelly, guitarist of American alternative rock band Throwing Muses.[1] After recording a demo tape, The Breeders signed to the English independent record label 4AD in 1989. Their debut studio album Pod was released in May 1990, but was not commercially successful.[2] After the revival of the Pixies and Throwing Muses in 1990, The Breeders became mostly inactive until the Pixies' breakup in 1993. With a new lineup, The Breeders released their Safari EP in 1992, followed by their second studio album Last Splash in 1993. Last Splash was The Breeders' most successful album; it peaked at number 33 on the United States Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1994.[3][4] The album spawned the band's most successful single, "Cannonball". The single peaked at number 44 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number two on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.[5][6]

Following the release of the EP Head to Toe, The Breeders once again became inactive until 2002, when they released their third studio album, Title TK. It failed to match the previous success of Last Splash, and in 2004 the band were dropped from Elektra Records in the United States.[7] Mountain Battles, the band's fourth studio album, was released on April 7, 2008. It peaked at number 98 on the Billboard 200.[3]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUS
[8]
CAN
[9]
FRA
[10]
NLD
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWE
[13]
UK
[14]
Pod
  • Released: May 28, 1990
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
22
Last Splash
  • Released: August 8, 1993
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
33 44 41 11 43 5
Title TK
  • Released: May 21, 2002
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, LP
130 42 91 51
Mountain Battles 98 46
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums
Title Album details
Live in Stockholm 1994[17]
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Sales

[18]
UK
[19]
Safari
  • Released: April 6, 1992
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: CD, 12"
69
Head to Toe
  • Released: August 11, 1994
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: 7", 10"
68
Fate to Fatal
  • Released: April 21, 2009
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: 12", digital download
3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[5]
US
Alt.

[6]
US
Main.

[20]
CAN
[20]
FRA
[10]
NLD
[11]
UK
[21]
"Cannonball" 1993 44 2 32 8 35 40 Last Splash
"Divine Hammer"[A] 104 28 59
"Saints"[B] 1994 109 12
"Off You" 2002 25 200 Title TK
"Huffer"[22]
"Son of Three" 2003 72
"Bang On"[23] 2008 Mountain Battles
"We're Gonna Rise"[24]
"Walk It Off"[25]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Climbing the Sun"[26] 1997 Non-album single

Other appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Safari" (Remix)[27] 1992 Volume Three
"Collage"[28] 1999 The Mod Squad soundtrack
"Wicked Little Town" (Hedwig Version)[29] 2003 Wig in a Box

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Hellbound" 1990 N/A[30][31]
"Safari" 1992
"Iris" (version 1) 1993 Neil Breakwell[32]
"Iris" (version 2) Hal Hartley[33]
"Cannonball" Kim Gordon, Spike Jonze[34]
"Divine Hammer" Kim Gordon, Spike Jonze, Richard Kern[35]
"Saints" 1994 Frank Sacramento[36]
"Shocker in Gloomtown" Jesse Peretz[37]
"Huffer" 2002 Kevin Kerslake[38]
"Son of Three" 2003 N/A[39][40]
"Walk It Off" 2008
"Fate to Fatal" 2009 James Ford, Mando Lopez, Kelley Deal[41]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Divine Hammer" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot 100.[42]
  • B ^ "Saints" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number nine on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot 100.[42]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Frank, Josh; Ganz, Caryn (2005). Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies. Virgin Books. pp. 106–108. ISBN 0-312-34007-9. 
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  6. ^ a b "The Breeders – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (June 3, 2004). "Warner to Ax Eighty Artists". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved September 15, 2007. 
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  9. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 58, No. 21, December 04, 1993". RPM. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
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  13. ^ "Discography The Breeders". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Breeders – Official Charts Company" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Breeders"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Canadian certifications – The Breeders". Music Canada. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  17. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Live in Stockholm – The Breeders". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Hot Singles Sales – Issue Date: 2009-05-09". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  19. ^ "The Breeders – Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "The Breeders – Awards (Billboard Singles)". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  21. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  22. ^ "Huffer – The Breeders". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  23. ^ (track listing) Bang On (Media notes). The Breeders. 4AD Records. 2008.
  24. ^ "We're Gonna Rise – The Breeders". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  25. ^ (track listing) Walk It Off (Media notes). The Breeders. 4AD Records. 2008.
  26. ^ (track listing) Climbing the Sun (Media notes). The Breeders. Breeders Digest. 1997. BD-02.
  27. ^ "Volume Three – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  28. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Mod Squad – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  29. ^ Phares, Heather. "Wig in a Box – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Hellbound | The Breeders | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Safari | The Breeders | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  32. ^ The Breeders (performer); Neil Breakwell (director) (1993). "Iris" (music video). 
  33. ^ The Breeders (performer); Hal Hartley (director) (1993). "Iris" (music video). 
  34. ^ "Cannonball | The Breeders | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  35. ^ "Divine Hammer | The Breeders | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Saints | The Breeders | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Shocker In Gloomtown | The Breeders | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  38. ^ "Huffer | The Breeders | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  39. ^ "Son of Three | The Breeders | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  40. ^ "The Breeders – Walk It Off Video". 4AD Records. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  41. ^ Ganz, Caryn (March 31, 2009). "The Breeders Meet the Roller Derby: Behind the Deals' "Fate to Fatal" Video". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  42. ^ a b "The Breeders – Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 

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