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One of our favorite music developments to happen so far this year? The return of the Breeders. The sisters Deal and the original band line-up are back with LSXX, a 20th anniversary re-issue of the band's enduringly awesome Last Splash, as well as a supporting tour. (The band plays Webster Hall on Monday.) As the Breeders travel the world this summer, bassist Josephine Wiggs will be sharing her view of life on the road in a series of photo essays for Papermag. Here's her first installment and, below, check out her second.

Photo May 02, 5 22 27 PM.jpg
The first show of the tour at Oberlin, Kelley, ready to rock.

Photo May 03, 6 57 01 PM.jpgMe, silhouetted against the Warner Arts Building, Main St, Oberlin, walking across the park to our show at "the Sco."

Photo May 03, 8 54 06 PM.jpgThe dressing room at Mr Smalls, Pittsburgh. It feels like you are in someone's apartment.

Photo May 04, 12 15 08 PM.jpgRest stop, Maryland. Photo speaks for itself.

Photo May 04, 6 03 47 PM.jpgAfter soundcheck, before show, 9.30 Club, D.C.

Photo May 04, 5 25 00 PM.jpg9.30 Club signature cup cakes in the dressing room.

Photo May 03, 8 33 33 PM.jpgOne of Kelley's prototypes for the Sleeve-O-Matic. For playing the solo in "Don't Call Home."



Sound-checking the Sleeve-O-Matic.
 
Photo May 05, 2 32 44 PM.jpgThe ladies' room at the Trocadero, Philadelphia. Wonder what color the men's room is?

Photo May 05, 10 05 24 PM.jpgTrocadero, backstage, after our set, before encore.

Photo May 06, 10 07 47 PM.jpgStairs from the dressing room to the stage, Webster Hall NYC.

Photo May 06, 10 12 37 PM.jpgKelley's Gibson, dressing room, before Webster Hall show.

Photo May 06, 11 53 56 PM.jpgThe ice in the dressing room is no longer for cooling beer. It's for treating Jim's tennis elbow (right), my tennis elbow (left) and Kim's carpel tunnel (left) after the show. Hmmn... how come Kelley has no repetitive stress injuries?

Photo May 07, 4 54 05 PM.jpgJim and I outside the green room at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Photo May 07, 6 28 40 PM.jpgKelley, right before we play on Fallon, modeling her inside-out t-shirt: She's wearing her t-shirt inside out.

Photo May 07, 12 23 10 PM.jpgExiting the Fallon studio after soundcheck.

Photos May 07, group.jpgKim's pass for the Fallon show in various places, but conspicuously, never on Kim.

Photo May 10, 12 00 39 AM.jpgJim signing posters at the Royale, Boston.

Previously: The Breeders' Josephine Wiggs Captures Life on the Road


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