Posted in music | tour dates on December 7, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Last Splash

Ahhhooohooh! The Breeders' classic second album, Last Splash, will be 20 years old in 2013 and they are celebrating with a deluxe reissue and play-the-album tour. Not only will they play Last Splash front-to-back, but it'll be the line-up of The Breeders that made the album, too, which means original bassist Josephine Wiggs and drummer Jim MacPherson in addition to the Deal sisters who have kept the Breeders' flame alive with different rhythm sections.

No dates have been announced yet other than the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, U.K. which happens June 21 - 23, 2013 which is curated by Deerhunter. They are promising dates in Europe and the U.S. so stay tuned.

As for the reissue, it's being dubbed LSXX and will be out in April. No tracklisting yet. A couple Last Splash videos are below.

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The Breeders - "Cannonball"

The Breeders - "Divine Hammer"

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Comments (36)

huge

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:48 PM

gigantic

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:49 PM

Best news.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:49 PM

Ehhhh?!

Posted by Black Francis | December 7, 2012 4:50 PM

My head will explode if Pod gets the same treatment.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:51 PM

Pod is the better album. this is great though

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:56 PM

this will probably not suck!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:58 PM

Yeah Pod is a sick album, no aloha is my favorite song though, hope they are playing album + assorted hits (safari!). Saw them when they toured for mtn battles or whatever the last album was, I think it was somebody's birthday bc I think everyone sang happy birthday, I recall that show being ok

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 5:07 PM

Pod is not the better album, and you know it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 5:14 PM

Whatever album isn't the one most people recognize and/or hold in acclaim is always the "better" one.

Thus concludes verse # 534 in the hipster manifesto.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 5:35 PM

I guess Deal finished milking the Doolittle 20th anniversary so this is next.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 5:53 PM

At least if they were performing Pod, maybe they could get Tanya Donnelly in there...

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 5:58 PM

Pod is absolutely the better album. I'll be very excited if they ever reform the Pod lineup and perform songs from that album. To the people above, if you have actually listened to both of those albums and think Last Splash is better... your music taste is fucked.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 5:59 PM

You're right, we're fucked. PLEASE SHOW US THE WAY, WISE ONE.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 6:16 PM

5:59 must live by that manifesto.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 6:43 PM

Nah, this is the better album, but a Tanya Donnelly return would be fantastic

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 7:01 PM

Motherfucking yes. Flying to the UK for this. Kim's new solo single is fucking great too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 7:33 PM

what venue do you guys think they'd play? are they big enough for terminal 5? or webster hall?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 8:55 PM

The opening band should be the Breeders, with Britt Walford on drums, playing Pod.

Posted by Regular reader | December 7, 2012 9:45 PM

Webster hall but not T5

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 12:41 AM

The whole "paying a classic album" gig is kinda lame. I'd really rather just hear a great set. Not really into hearing every song in order off most albums.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 5:14 AM

^ yeah, that Dinosaur Jr gig last week was really lame. fucking idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 8:30 AM

what about the amps?

Posted by Craig T | December 8, 2012 10:32 AM

It's a little annoying that ATP is calling this 'the original lineup.'

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 12:25 PM

Pod is great, but Divine Hammer is a great song, which makes hearing Last Splash more interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 12:45 PM

It's a little annoying that ATP is calling this 'the original lineup.'
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Its the original line up that recorded Last Splash though and toured that record
Did the previous line up even play a show together ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 1:41 PM

^ yeah, that Dinosaur Jr gig last week was really lame. fucking idiot.

You are correct. It was kinda lame.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 4:17 PM

"Pod is the better album" is what you think you're supposed to say because, you know, it was cooler and it doesn't have a hit, and blah blah.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 5:57 PM

The Breeders have always played Amps songs after that album came out. A while back Kim said in an interview that one of the only things she would have done differently is to have just called Pacer a Breeders record, despite the line up shift. At the time, she did the name change out of respect to Kelley and Josephine.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 7:20 PM

pod is better, but a little too late for a 20th anniversary reboot considering it came out before last splash

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2012 4:00 PM

agree about Pacer, it's Kim Deal's 2nd best album after Last Splash. Title TK is a distant third but still pretty great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2012 4:33 PM

this will be awesome

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 8:43 AM

Pod is the better album. You only like Last Splash because Cannonball was a big hit on 92.3 KROCK

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 9:10 AM

BIG "DEAL"

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 9:39 AM

iris > cannonball

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 10:32 AM

wait are they sisters or twins?

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 1, 2013 4:43 PM

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