The Breeders Reunite To Play Last Splash At ATP Curated By Deerhunter Festival

posted December 11, 2012

The Breeders Reunite To Play Last Splash At ATP Curated By Deerhunter Festival

From Atlanta, Deerhunter have been one of the most exciting up and coming bands in rock music in the last decade. They are long time ATP regulars (and favorites) and ATP are very happy to have them head the bill at the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival. Their event takes place at Pontins, Camber Sands from Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd June 2013.

Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson played their first show together as The Breeders on Friday June 19, 1992, in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club in the north of England, near Manchester. Two days later they supported Nirvana in Dublin and Belfast, and then played at Glastonbury. Back in the US, after playing 27 sold-out shows that fall, they made their way to San Francisco to record Last Splash.

Released August 30, 1993, reviewers described Last Splash as "effervescent," "blistering," and "incoherent." At its center is the infectiously appealing, instantly recognizable "Cannonball." Propelled in part by the video directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze, the song was voted Single of the Year by the NME. After more than two years of touring, they played their last show on September 5th, 1994, at Lollapalooza in Los Angeles.

17 years, 8 months, and 30 days later, Jim and Josephine got a text from Kim: should we get together to play Last Splash for its twentieth anniversary? They met up in November to start rehearsals. In June, 2013, they will perform the album live at ATP, Camber Sands, UK, curated by Deerhunter.

In April, 2013, 4AD Records will release LSXX, a Deluxe Anniversary Edition of Last Splash.

ATP can also confirm the addition of a special collaboration from Kim Gordon (ex-Sonic Youth) and legendary Japanese drummer/compose Ikue Mori for the festival.

Here is how the festival line-up currently looks with the first set of additions picked by our curators: DEERHUNTER performing Cryptograms, Microcastle & Halcyon Digest

  • THE BREEDERS performing Last Splash
  • ATLAS SOUND
  • PANDA BEAR
  • AVEY TAREY
  • PERE UBU
  • KIM GORDON & IKUE MORI
  • DAN DEACON
  • TIM GANE
  • LAETITIA SADIER
  • NO AGE
  • BLACK LIPS

+ MANY MANY MORE TBC

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