- 28 Jun 23
A defining album of the 90s, Last Splash by The Breeders turns 30 this year.
Ohio alt-rockers The Breeders have announced a 30th anniversary remaster of their iconic 1993 album Last Splash, alongside a US tour, with a video for previously unheard track ‘Go Man Go'.
Recorded by the classic Breeders line-up of Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson, and featuring the iconic single ‘Cannonball’, Last Splash immediately became a grunge hit, achieving platinum status in the UK and US. It's ranked in Pitchfork’s Top 100 Records of the 1990s.
To celebrate this anniversary, the album has been remastered from the original analog tapes – previously thought to be lost – a process which also brought to light two unreleased tracks. The Breeders have shared ‘Go Man Go’ with a brand-new video, directed by Brandon Weaver of Ironwing Studios.
In honour of the album’s 30 years, the band will be hitting the North American road in September for a special run of shows performing Last Splash in its entirety. They will be appearing with Belly (formed by original Breeder Tanya Donelly), Screaming Females and Horsegirl. Foo Fighters will also appear at certain dates.
Last Splash (the 30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition) will span two 12” 45rpm vinyl discs, plus an exclusive, one-sided etched 12” disc containing two forgotten tracks from the original Last Splash sessions: ‘Go Man Go’, a track that Kim co-wrote with Black Francis, and ‘Divine Mascis’, a version of ‘Divine Hammer’ with lead vocals provided courtesy of Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis.
The original, iconic sleeve art by the late visionary designer Vaughan Oliver has been reimagined by his long-time design partner Chris Bigg. The project was cut at half speed at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell.
Former Pixies bassist, Kim Deal and Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly played Dublin's Vicar Street on 27 May 2018. Here's hoping they announce an EU run...
THE BREEDERS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
3 August – BOISE, ID, USA, Knitting Factory
4 August – SPOKANE, WA, USA, Spokane Arena *
6 August – BIG SKY, MT, USA, Wildlands Festival
8 August – WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, USA, USANA Amphitheatre *
10 August – STATELINE, NV, USA, Lake Tahae Outdoor Arena at Harveys *
25-26 August – ABIQUIU, NM, USA, Ghost Ranch Music Festival
7 September – CLEVELAND, OH, USA, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ^
8 September – COLUMBUS, OH, USA, KEMBA Live! ^
15 September – CHICAGO, IL, USA, Riot Fest
17 September – ASBURY PARK, NJ, USA, Sea.Hear.Now. Festival
19 September – VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USA, Veterans United H L Amphitheater *
20 September – PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, Fillmore %
21 September – SILVER SPRINGS, MD, USA, Fillmore %
23 September – BROOKLYN, NY, USA, Kings Theater %
24 September – BOSTON, MA, USA, House of Blues %
3 October – PHOENIX, AZ, USA, Talking Stick Resort *
5 October – EL PASO, TX, USA, Don Haskins Center *
6-8 October – AUSTIN, TX, USA, Austin City Limits Music Festival
13-15 October – AUSTIN, TX, USA, Austin City Limits Music Festival
19 October – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Wiltern #
20 October – SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, Observatory #
22 October – BIG SUR, CA, USA, Henry Miller Library #
23 October – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, The Warfield #
25 October – SEATTLE, WA, USA, Paramount #
* with Foo Fighters
^ with Horsegirl
% with Screaming Females
# with Belly
Check out the new artwork below: