Ahead of their upcoming tour dates in Europe and North America, The Breeders have announced their return to 4AD with the infectious new single, “Wait in the Car“. The single is the first music to be released by the classic line-up behind the iconic album, Last Splash.
“Wait in the Car” marks the welcome reunion of band members Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson. The quartet returned to the stage in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum-selling record Last Splash and have since been spending time together in the studio working on new material. The two-minute “Wait In The Car” offers an enticing preview to a band who are still as vital and relevant as ever.
The single will also form part of a series of 7”s releases. One will be available at the band’s upcoming tour dates, starting 15th October (pressed on orange vinyl, featuring a cover of Amon Düül II’s 1970 track “Archangel’s Thunderbird”, recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago). Another will be available exclusively at select independent record stores from 27th October (pressed on yellow vinyl and including a cover of Devo’s “Gates of Steel”). Details of a third version (featuring Kim’s dreamy reimagining of Mike Nesmith’s “Joanne” and pressed on red vinyl) will be announced later in the year. Each version is limited to 1500 copies worldwide.
The artwork and visuals for “Wait in the Car” come from Chris Bigg (formerly of the v23 team who worked on the band’s previous 4AD releases) and Martin Andersen, with the video piecing together 800 still images. “It all started with a brick,” the pair say. “We both liked the idea of using something iconic yet quite banal. An old brick has a story and it’s a beautiful raw object. We started collecting more and more (some intact, some broken) and realised how different they all appear, each one having its own identity.”
Watch/listen to “Wait in the Car” below:
The Breeders will begin their previously announced 21 dates in Europe and North American starting later this month. They’ll also play a warm-up show for the tour in Newport, KY on October 10th and support The Arcade Fire on two dates in St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL at the end of the month, just before their US tour starts.
10th – The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY, US
15th – ABC, Glasgow, UK
16th – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
17th – Academy 2, Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
18th – Electric Ballroom, London, UK **SOLD OUT**
22nd – Melkweg Max, Amsterdam, Netherlands
23rd – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
24th – Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany
25th – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
27th – La Gaité Lyrique, Paris France **SOLD OUT**
29th – XCEL Energy Centre, St-Paul, MN, US #
30th – United Center, Chicago, IL, US #
1st – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, US
3rd – The Sinclair, Boston, MA, US **SOLD OUT**
4th – Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
5th – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, US **SOLD OUT**
6th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
8th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, US **SOLD OUT**
9th – Showbox at Market, Seattle, WA, US **SOLD OUT**
11th – The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA **SOLD OUT**
12th – The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA **SOLD OUT**
13th – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA **SOLD OUT**
# = with Arcade Fire