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Veruca Salt Seethe Again in ‘The Museum of Broken Relationships’ Video

Black-and-white clip showcases reunited alt-rock band's new Record Store Day track

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // April 24, 2014

Sure, this I Love the ’90s rerun has been on so long our screens should’ve gone into sleep mode by now, but Veruca Salt were rare alt-rock radio staples who actually left you wanting more. The Chicago band’s first album, 1994’s American Thighs, already had a breakout hit with “Seether,” but not long after 1997 sophomore LP Eight Arms to Hold You started bringing the group to a wider public through Saturday Night Live appearances and movie placements, the lineup began to disintegrate. A pair of ’00s albums featured singer-guitarist Louise Post, but not co-frontwoman Nina Gordon.

Recently, Veruca Salt reunited for a Record Store Day release and a string of tour dates, and now they’ve shared a video for new RSD song “The Museum of Broken Relationships” (via Stereogum). Directed by Gary Kordan, the black-and-white visuals simply present the original band members playing in the studio, but their melodic crunch remains intact, and the song isn’t all touchy-feely reunion stuff: “Jubilation, he loves me again,” the frontwomen growl, flipping a lyric from another long-feuding musical pair, Simon & Garfunkel. “I don’t care.” Let the ’90s nostalgia play a little longer; it’s lonely in here.

Veruca Salt tour dates

June 22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios 
June 23 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
June 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
June 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
June 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
July 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
July 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
July 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
July 12 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
July 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
July 21 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
July 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
July 24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 26 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall