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Kim Deal was born in 1961 in Dayton, Ohio. Kim and her identical twin sister, Kelley, were introduced to music at a young age. Kim and Kelley set up a studio in their bedroom and formed a band called the Breeders. Kim moved to Boston, where she answered an ad for a bassist who was into Hüsker Dü and Peter, Paul and Mary. Kim was the only respondent and became bassist for the Pixies. Kim sang lead on the song "Gigantic," which she co-wrote, from the Pixies' second album, Surfer Rosa. During a Pixies hiatus, Kim reformed the Breeders with Tanya Donelly from Throwing Muses and Josephine Wiggs from the Perfect Disaster. The Breeders released their critically acclaimed first album, Pod, in 1990.