Earlier this week Kim and Kelley Deal of the Breeders personally silk-screened the cover art for their upcoming limited-edition 12-inch vinyl EP, "Fate to Fatal." The EP will be officially released on April 21 with a special vinyl-only pre-release on April 18 as part of the world-wide "Record Store Day." Only 1000 vinyl copies of "Fate to Fatal" will be manufactured, and will be priced at under $15.00, both online and at select retail stores.
In addition, fans will be able to purchase the EP digitally at iTunes and through the Breeders' website, www.breedersdigest.net.
The artwork for both the vinyl EP and the digital download was designed by Chris Glass who also created the logo for President Obama's "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."
"Chris is like family," said Kim. "We're related by marriage, so it was really exciting to have him do this, and the artwork looks really good."
The four songs on the Fate to Fatal EP were recorded in a variety of places. The band booked time at the Fortress in London to record the title track. Track two, "The Last Time," was written by Kim and recorded in her Ohio basement with guest vocalist Mark Lanegan [Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, The Gutter Twins]. For "Chances Are," a cover of the Bob Marley and the Wailers song, Kim and Kelley went to Steve Albini's Chicago studio where they recorded it live. The EP's closing song, "Pinnacle Hollow," was also recorded in Kim's Ohio basement on a four-track, tape hiss and all.
The Breeders recruited a team of roller derby girls for the "Fate to Fatal" promo video which was shot in St. Louis and will make its debut soon. "Skate to Fatal," a "making of" the "Fate to Fatal" video, can be seen here: