Monday, March 25, 2013

The Breeders - LSXX (Deluxe 20th Anniversary Reissue of Last Splash)

Dayton alt. rock icons The Breeders are set to reissue their excellent platinum-selling 1994 album Last Splash to celebrate its 20th anniversary.  Out on April 23rd, it will be available in an extensive seven-disc deluxe vinyl box set that will include a 12-inch vinyl pressing of the original recording of Last Splash along with four 10-inch EPs of each single that was released - Safari, Cannonball, Divine Hammer, and Head to Toe.  And a 12-inch vinyl of the live concert recording, Stockholm Syndrome, which was recorded in Sweden in 1994, during the band's last European tour.  Seven tracks from the recording originally appeared on a fan-club-only CD but nine additional unreleased tracks from the concert are now included. 

The set also includes another 12-inch vinyl record comprised of a BBC radio session recorded July 24, 1993 (available for the first time) and the original Last Splash demos made in November of ’92.  Also included is a 24-page booklet featuring previously unpublished photographs taken during the recording of the album, personal photos taken during two years of touring, and reminiscences written by band members and others, including Kim Gordon and J Mascis.  A 3-disc CD version of the reissue is also available that includes all of the above recordings. 
If that wasn’t enough, the band featuring vocalist and guitarists Kim and Kelley Deal, bassist Josephine Wiggs and drummer Jim Macpherson have also reunited for a world tour during which they will play for the first time together since 1994.  But before heading overseas in May, they will play a handful of dates in the States including a sold out quasi-hometown warm-up show on Wednesday March 27th at the Southgate Revival in Newport, KY. 

For more info, a list of tour dates and to pre-order LSXX click here:   



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