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. Below, her first installment.
Kelley takes five on stage during pre-production rehearsals in Kentucky, the day before our first show.
As you might imagine, Kelley's song notes received a lot of comments when I tweeted this photo...
Photocopy of stills from the "Cannonball" video shoot, found in a box of miscellaneous things at Kim's house.
Carrie Bradley (Breeders violinist, amongst other things) preparing to carbo-load at Olive (inside the old Wympee diner) for the 11-hour drive from Dayton to NYC.
Kim's notes for recording the Moog parts for "Roi," to load into the sampler. The Moog is too fragile to tour.
I stenciled new labels for all the equipment (Kelley and I are having a "Craft-Off" during the tour—stay tuned...). I ❤ stencils (and glow-in-the-dark).
During our show at the Brooklyn Bell House. The front row fan's book is Distant Thunder: A novel of Contemporary Japan. .
Kelley, sporting post-photo shoot loungewear for the 11 hour drive back to Dayton.
En route from LaGuardia to Dayton, note to self: don't wear G-star jeans when flying. The rivets set off metal detectors, necessitating full body scan and "pat down."
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