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The Breeders - 'Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition)'
The Breeders : 'Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition)'
27th June 2023

A defining album of the 90s, Last Splash by The Breeders turns 30 this year.  Recorded by the ‘classic’ Breeders line-up of Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson and featuring the infectiously appealing ‘Cannonball’, Last Splash immediately became an alt-rock classic, achieving platinum status in the US, and is 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 also brought to light unreleased tracks, a discovery that will delight fans.

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Today, the Breeders share one of those songs, ‘Go Man Go’, together with a brand-new video, directed by Brandon Weaver of Ironwing Studios.  You can watch the video below, or stream here.

Entitled Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition), this special 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.

For this special edition, the original, iconic sleeve art by the late visionary designer Vaughan Oliver has been gloriously reimagined by his long-time design partner Chris Bigg. 

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The Breeders - Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition)
Two 12” 45rpm discs, plus bonus etched 12” with two previously unreleased tracks + JCD

Cut at half speed at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell

A1. New Year
A2. Cannonball
A3. Invisible Man
A4. No Aloha
B1. Roi
B2. Do You Love Me Now?
B3. Flipside
C1. I Just Wanna Get Along
C2. Mad Lucas
C3. Divine Hammer
C4. S.O.S
D1. Hag
D2. Saints
D3. Drivin’ on 9
D4. Roi (Reprise)

A1. Go Man Go
A2. Divine Mascis

In honour of the album’s 30 years, the band will be hitting the road in September for a special run of shows performing Last Splash in its entirety.  They will be joined by Belly (formed by original Breeder Tanya Donelly), Screaming Females and Horsegirl in select markets.

3rd - Knitting Factory, Boise ID, US
4th - Spokane Arena, Spokane WA, US *
6th - Wildlands Festival, Big Sky MT, US
8th - USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City UT, US *
10th - Lake Tahae Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline NV, US *
25th - 26th - Ghost Ranch Music Festival, Abiquiu NM, US

7th - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH, US ^
8th - KEMBA Live!, Columbus OH, US ^
15th - Riot Fest, Chicago IL, US
17th - Sea.Hear.Now. Festival, Asbury Park NJ, US
19th - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach VA, US *
20th - Fillmore, Philadelphia PA, US %
21st - Fillmore, Silvery Springs MA, US %
23rd -  Kings Theater, Brooklyn NY, US %
24th - House of Blues, Boston MA, US %

3rd - Talking Stick Resort, Phoenix AZ, US *
5th - Don Haskins Center, El Paso TX, US *
6th - 8th - Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX, US
13th - 15th - Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX, US
19th - The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA, US #
20th - Observatory, San Diego CA, US #
22nd - Henry Miller Library, Big Sur CA, US #
23rd - The Warfield, San Francisco CA, US #
25th - Paramount, Seattle WA, US #

* - with Foo Fighters
^ - appearing with Horsegirl
% - appearing with Screaming Females
# - appearing with Belly