"Cannonball" won't be eligible for induction into the Bassline Hall of Fame until 2013, but it's a first-ballot shoo-in. On their way to birthing the infectious alt-rock radio staple, the Breeders married the ethereal grooves of shoegaze (a la Tanya Donelly's Throwing Muses) with the furious smarts of indie pop (a la Kim Deal's Pixies).

"Cannonball" won't be eligible for induction into the Bassline Hall of Fame until 2013, but it's a first-ballot shoo-in. On their way to birthing the infectious alt-rock radio staple, the Breeders married the ethereal grooves of shoegaze (a la Tanya Donelly's Throwing Muses) with the furious smarts of indie pop (a la Kim Deal's Pixies).

Of course, that was a long time ago; Donelly's and Deal's side project released Pod in 1990, and Deal took over the helm with 1993's Last Splash. Deal, joined by sister Kelley, has released just two Breeders full-lengths since.

But I got a little nostalgic listening to their recent EP, Fate to Fatal, which sounds just like old times.

The new song "Pinnacle Hollow," for instance, is a trippy, five-and-a-half-minute daydream in the best Dayton lo-fi tradition (not coincidentally, it was recorded on a four-track in Kim Deal's basement). When it bled into Pod on my iPod, I didn't even notice the transition.

The Deal sisters will be back in Ohio on Sunday; Columbus lo-fi heroes Times New Viking will open.