The Breeders has unveiled plans for a seven-disc re-issue of their classic album 'Last Splash'.
The Breeders started as a side project, as a means to have fun. Yet through their irreverence, their care-free attitude the band seemed to capture something which more revered, more studied groups could never hope to embody.
For many, 'Last Splash' remains the definitive Breeders document. Earlier this year the band outlined plans to reform for a new tour, alongside plans to re-issue 'Last Splash' in line with its 20th anniversary.
'LSXX' will be released through 4AD on April 22nd, available as a three CD package alongside a (potentially glorious) seven disc vinyl set. Containing a plethora of unreleased recordings, the design for the re-issue was designed by Vaughan Oliver, who described it as "an irreverent conceptual and visual re-imagining," of his original 'Last Splash' artwork.
In all, the vinyl box set contains:
- a 12-inch vinyl pressing of Last Splash
- four 10-inch EPs
- 'Safari', 'Cannonball', 'Divine Hammer' and 'Head To Toe'
- a 12-inch vinyl live concert album, Stockholm Syndrome, recorded in Sweden in 1994, during the band's last European tour. Seven tracks from this recording originally appeared on a fan-club-only CD; nine additional unreleased tracks from the concert are included on the new album.
- a 12-inch vinyl record comprised of a BBC radio session recorded July 24, 1993 and available here for the first time, and the original 'Last Splash' demo recordings, made in November 1992.
- a 24-page booklet featuring previously unpublished photographs taken during the recording of Last Splash, personal photos taken during two years of touring, and reminiscences written by band members and others, including Kim Gordon and J Mascis.
The Breeders are set to re-issue 'Last Splash' on April 22nd. The band have also confirmed the following shows:
14 Dublin Vicar Street
17 Glasgow ABC
18 Manchester Ritz
19 London Forum
21 Camber Sands All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Deerhunter