"Walking With a Killer" and "Dirty Hessians" out today
Kim Deal recently launched a series of solo seven-inch singles, but happily the premiere installment doesn't stray too far from the styles of her beloved bands. Deal, who's best known from indie-rock godheads Pixies and the Breeders and also fronted the Amps, released the first single on iTunes and Amazon today after selling out the limited-run vinyl. If you need enticement to buy the mp3s, Stereogum points to rips of the songs. A-side "Walking With a Killer" is a dynamic, four-and-a-half-minute midtempo brooder built around spidery guitar scrawl, an insistent bass line, and Deal's enigmatic vocals: "I didn't know it was my night to die, but it really was," she coolly intones. B-side "Dirty Hessians" is a layered dance-punk instrumental reminiscent of Pylon. No one dies on that one. Sign up to learn about the next single over at Deal's website.