The Breeders Debut “Divine Mascis”
The Breeders release a track from their forthcoming reissue of Last Splash “Divine Mascis”, a never before heard version of “Divine Hammer” from the original recording sessions, featuring vocals from Dinosaur Jr. guitarist. The track is released with a new video featuring J Mascis and directed by Sabrina Nichols. The reissue, entitled Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition), will be released on September 22nd via 4AD.
Last Splash by The Breeders turns 30 this year. Recorded by the original Breeders line-up of Kim Deal (vocals, guitar), Kelley Deal (guitar, vocals), Josephine Wiggs (bass, vocals) and Jim Macpherson (drums, vocals), and featuring the catchy single “Cannonball”.
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, a discovery that will delight fans. The reissue will span two 12” 45rpm vinyl discs, plus an exclusive, one-sided etched 12” disc containing the two forgotten tracks from the original Last Splash sessions: ‘Divine Mascis’ and ‘Go Man Go’, a track that Kim co-wrote with Black Francis.
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.
In honour of the album’s 30 years, the band are currently on the road for a special run of shows performing Last Splash in its entirety, appearing with Belly (formed by original Breeder Tanya Donelly), Screaming Females and Horsegirl in select markets. They will also be supporting Olivia Rodrigo for her LA and New York shows in 2024.
Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition)
Two 12” 45rpm discs, plus bonus etched 12” with two previously unreleased tracks +
Cut at half speed at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell
A1. New Year
A3. Invisible Man
A4. No Aloha
B2. Do You Love Me Now?
C1. I Just Wanna Get Along
C2. Mad Lucas
C3. Divine Hammer
D3. Drivin’ on 9
D4. Roi (Reprise)
A1. Go Man Go
A2. Divine Mascis
THE BREEDERS TOUR DATES:
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 *
7 October – FORT WORTH, TX, USA, Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
8 October – AUSTIN, TX, USA, Austin City Limits Music Festival
13 October – AUSTIN, TX, USA, Stubb’s Waller Creek Ampitheater
15 October – AUSTIN, TX, USA, Austin City Limits Music Festival
18 October – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
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 #
20 January 2024 – AUCKLAND, NZ, Go Media Stadium *
24 January 2024 – CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, Apollo Projects Stadium *
27 January 2024 – WELLINGTON, NZ, Sky Stadium *
5 April 2024 – NEW YORK, NY, USA, Madison Square Garden ^
6 April 2024 – NEW YORK, NY, USA, Madison Square Garden ^
8 April 2024 – NEW YORK, NY, USA, Madison Square Garden ^
9 April 2024 – NEW YORK, NY, USA, Madison Square Garden ^
13 August 2024 – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Forum ^
14 August 2024 – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Forum ^
16 August 2024 – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Forum ^
17 August 2024 – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Forum ^
* with Foo Fighters
% with Screaming Females
# with Belly
^ with Olivia Rodrigo
Pre-order Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition) by The Breeders HERE
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