9/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 20 December 2012
Following her departure from the reformed Pixies, Kim Deal has made this limited 7” of solo material to coincide with her recent ATP gig, and this is the first record that she has released under her own name which I think you’ll agree makes it quite a curio regardless of quality. We’re one of very few shops stocking this one since the only copies left are those which didn’t sell at the show itself and they won’t stick around for long so grab one now if you want it!
Thankfully it’s also good. On the A side we’ve got ‘Walking With A Killer’, which is a silky little downbeat number with a skronky little guitar breakdown in the middle that reminds me of ‘Title TK’-era Breeders. It’s really lovely. On the other side things are a bit different, though, with Deal surprising us by busting out a tasty little lo-fi kraut jam called ‘Dirty Hessians’ with droney synths and repetitive bass and drums. It’s reminding me of BEAK> quite a lot actually; patient, melodic and full-on repeato.
I wasn’t too sure about this single yesterday when I first heard it but today both these tracks are really pushing my buttons. Maybe it’s a grower, maybe I was just in a bad mood...probably both. Either way, today I have decided it is excellent.
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