The Breeders have been busy this summer; joining Foo Fighters on their tour, earning the supporting spot on the monster-huge Olivia Rodrigo 2024 tour, and now, they are tossing a special show into the mix. October 19th, The Breeders – aka Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson – will take the stage at The Wiltern in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their iconic album, “Last Splash.” Belly will be on hand to open the evening’s festivities.
The ‘90s wonders are also dropping a re-release of the album, which includes two unreleased tracks – “Go Man Go” and “Divine Mascis.” “Divine Mascis” is actually a “never before heard” version of “Divine Hammer,” but features the vocals of J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr.
Created during the original recording sessions, “Divine Mascis” was a “pleasant surprise” to the band. Kelley Deal explained: “At the time, J Mascis was a guitar god… we sent him the tape to put guitar on, so when it came back and he’s got rid of our voices and just put his vocal on, we were like, ‘Wha?!’ But it’s really cute. There’s a freshness to it, and it’s just so weird. I like his voice and the idiosyncratic way he sings and delivers lines. So I thought it was really neat.”
The band has been performing “Last Splash” in full on the road, which of course includes the mega hit “Cannonball,” an iconic song of the era. The record gets a fresh update by being remastered from the original analog tapes – which were previously thought to be lost – plus the two unreleased songs.
The reissue offers two 12” 45rpm vinyl discs, and an exclusive, one-sided etched 12” disc.
In addition to the Wiltern show, you can catch The Breeders in SoCal on October 18th in LA at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, or October 20th in San Diego at The Observatory with Belly supporting.
As for 2024, the local Rodrigo dates are August 13th, 14th, 16th, and 17th at The Forum.
Snag your tickets for The Breeders now, and pick up that “Last Splash” to get yourself all ready for The Wiltern!