Women in Music 2016

Courtney Barnett Records With the Breeders

Danny Clinch
Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett had a bit of downtime in Ohio on Thursday (June 3) before taking the stage at the Nelsonville Music Festival, so she did what any child of grunge would do: she hopped in the studio with former Pixies bassist/singer Kim Deal's other band, the Breeders.

"@courtneymelba CourtneyBarnett band—in Ohio yesterday to play ‪#‎nelsonville‬—visited us in the studio. Of course we had them sing backup vocals on a song," the Breeders wrote in a Facebook post about the momentous hook-up. 

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Barnett sang a chorus on the untitled track with her drummer, bassist and sound engineer, according to a spokesperson, and she posted some pics from the session.


The Breeders reunited in 2013 with the classic line-up featuring Kim Deal and sister Kelley Deal, as well as bassist Josephine Wiggs and drummer Jim Macpherson a tour and are working on their first new full-length album since 2008's Mountain Battles