Solo Sandoval

Breeders regroup, Melody Maker combusts

Dreamy Mazzy Star vocalist Hope Sandoval is finally back fronting a new combo, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions. Her new 4-song EP, at the doorway again, an English release on Rough Trade, finds her collaborating with former My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm O'Ciosoig. One song, "Charlotte," features guitar by the British folksinger Bert Jansch... Return of the Breeders? That could be good news if sisters Kim and Kelley Deal follow through on comments they made during an unannounced Breeders performance — the first in six years featuring both sisters — on Tuesday night at Mr. T's Bowl, an L.A. club, according to SonicNet. Producer Steve Albini, who has been working on a Kim Deal solo album, confirmed that he will be producing the new Breeders sessions... So sad that England's Melody Maker, first published in 1926, will cease publication. Weekly circulation figures dropped from a high of 1/4 million to 30,000 copies, according to a BBC Online report. Some of Melody Maker's features will be folded into the NME, which is also owned by Melody Maker publisher IPC. [Friday, December 15, 2000]

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