The Breeders are an American alternative rock band formed in 1988 by Kim Deal of the Pixies and Throwing Muses' Tanya Donelly.
The band has experienced a number of line-up changes; the current line-up consists of Kim Deal (lead vocals and guitar), her twin sister Kelley Deal (guitar and backing vocals), Jose Medeles (drums and percussion) and Mando Lopez (bass guitar); Kim Deal has been the band's sole continual member.
Their first album, Pod (1990), received critical acclaim but was not commercially successful.
The Breeders' most successful album, 1993's Last Splash, produced the hit single "Cannonball".
In 2007, the band announced their next album, Mountain Battles, released in April 2008.