After the massive success of The Breeders' second album Last Splash, Kim Deal deliberately chose to scale things back a bit when she returned to the studio. Alongside drummer Jim MacPherson, she scoured her hometown of Dayton, Ohio for musicians, eventually recruiting Nate Farley and Luis Lerma of The Tasties.
The result was Pacer: a 12-track, half-hour blast of raw garage-punk. One of the album's stand-out tracks, "Tipp City," was issued as a single. The Amps disbanded after these releases and The Breeders picked up from where they left off.