The Pixies

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Three kids in rock tee shirts are drinking colas at the outdoor cafe table beside mine as I try to pull these notes together. They don't look a bit out of place in their alterna-rock duds even though they're a hundred miles from any radio station worth listening to. There's no rock club here. There's no hip record store. There's just the modern fabric of life in America in which MTV has set the tone and alternative rock has provided the content for the homogenization of the world. It's a monochrome Gap wonderland from sea to shining sea and any attempt at dressing "alternatively" is immediately co-opted by some New York designer who plasters the same tortured individuality across a two-page advertising spread in Vanity Fair or Details or Q. In fact these kids could just as easily be on a photo shoot for unisex cologne as be rock n roll fans. Meanwhile, there's a huge Fuji dirigible flying overhead and a wonderstruck old woman is pleading with passers-by to look up. "Come on!", she implores, "That's not something you see everyday!" But undoubtedly it is because no one even notices her, let alone the flashing and blinking flying machine hovering like the future above them.

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Pixies Announce Field Day, Glastonbury, T In The Park 2014 Festival Dates

30th May 2014 -

 Press

The iconic Pixies have announced a video for 'Silver Snail' taken from their critically acclaimed album, 'Indie Cindy' on the band's own independent label, Pixiesmusic (marketed and distributed worldwide by [PIAS] Recordings)."We've always liked the...

Head To Europe This Year For The Best Summer Festival Experiences!

23rd May 2014 -

 News

We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.The continent is home to some of the most unique music events in the...

Spotify Show off Their Big News: 10 Million Users, And Counting

22nd May 2014 -

 News

Spotify has stamped its authority as the world’s biggest music subscription service with 10 million users, paying around $120-per-year for the luxury of ad-free music, which adds up to a very healthy $1.2b annual revenue...

Pixies Announce Exclusive Spotify Session Plus World Tour 2014

22nd May 2014 -

 Press

Band Readies for Australia, European and Japanese Summer Festivals and North American Autumn Tour.The iconic Pixies braved January's winter blizzard to travel to Water Music in Hoboken, NJ to record an acoustic performance exclusively for...

Black Francis Shaved Body Hair After Kim Deal's Exit

30th April 2014 -

 News

Pixies rocker Black Francis had a bizarre reaction to bassist Kim Deal's shock resignation last year (13) - he shaved off his pubic hair.Fans of the Velouria hitmakers were stunned when it was announced Deal...

Pixies - Indie Cindy Album Review

30th April 2014 -

 Review

"No Kim, no Deal" was my initial assessment of the new Pixies material that started to emerge in 2013. Indeed, Kim Deal was such an integral part of the outfit that had been on a...

Keep Calm And Party On! London's Ten Most Exciting Festivals For 2014

3rd April 2014 -

 News

If you want a unique festival experience this year, London could be the place for you. Featuring a diverse range of events from the independent ethics of Jabberwocky to the mainstream attitude of Wireless, 2014...

Pixies Announce New Album 'Indie Cindy' Stream New Single 'Greens & Blues' [Listen]

26th March 2014 -

 Press

Fans have dreamed about it for years, and now Pixies are delivering. Indie Cindy, the band's first full studio album since 1991's Trompe le Monde, will be released in late April (April 23/Japan, April...

Radiohead, The Smiths, Pixies: Your Favorite Bands as Lego!

20th March 2014 -

 News

Is there no end to what can be achieved with Lego? It doesn't seem so, as the latest ingenious Lego creation is, well all of our favorite bands!Foo Fighters as Lego!Adly Syairi Ramly loves Lego...

The National, Mogwai, Slowdive, Pixies, Kendrick Lamar And More Announced For Optimus Primavera Sound 2014

10th February 2014 -

 Press

Optimus Primavera Sound has just announced the complete line-up for its third edition. After announcing Neutral Milk Hotel, the charismatic band led by Jeff Mangum, and Frank Black's band, Pixies, the festival reveals the names...

Primavera Sound 2014 Announce Full Line Up Including Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age And More

29th January 2014 -

 Press

Primavera Sound has just revealed the full line up of its fourteenth edition, distributed from Monday 26th May to Sunday 1st June, through their film "Line-Up", that has just been released in cinemas and on...

Pixies - EP 2 EP Review

15th January 2014 -

 Review

2013 was a busy year for the Pixies, with the rather unexpected exit of founding member and bassist Kim Deal, followed soon after by a new single and then, before the year was over, a...

Pixies Announce 2014 European Summer Tour Dates

11th December 2013 -

 Press

Pixies' 2013 - 2014 global tour schedule continues to escalate with a series of major South American and European festival performances now confirmed for next Spring and Summer. The band - Black Francis/vocals, guitar,...

Two Kim's Down For Pixies as Shattuck Leaves Band

2nd December 2013 -

 News

The Pixies are once again in search of a bassist after only a few months with Kim Shattuck. The musician and front-woman of The Muffs shared the news Friday (November 29) on social media.Kim Shattuck...

Pixies To Headline Field Day Sunday 8th June 2014

26th November 2013 -

 Press

After another hugely successful and unforgettable event last summer we were thrilled to announce earlier this month that FIELD DAY will be expanding to a two day event in 2014. Field Day will be held...

Lady Gaga Debuts Seven New Songs During iTunes Festival Headlining Slot

2nd September 2013 -

 News

Lady Gaga made an emotional and surprise-filled return to the stage as she opened the month-long iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse Theatre. Having been away from a live audience since she was forced to end...

Riot Fest 2013 Brings Classic Punk To Chicago This September

22nd July 2013 -

 News

It's time to start making preparations for one of the loudest festivals of the year: Riot Fest 2013 featuring headline sets from the likes of Pixies, The Replacements and Blink-182.Taking place in Chicago on September...

The Pixies Release First New Music In 9 Years! [Listen]

28th June 2013 -

 News

The Pixies released a brand new track on Friday (June 28), uploading the new tune 'Bagboy' to their website to stream and download (for free!). The track may be an indication that the remaining three...

The Pixies New Song 'Bagboy' Debuts After 10 Years of Silence [Listen]

28th June 2013 -

 News

A new Pixies song 'Bagboy' debuted on the legendary band's official website on Friday morning (June 28, 2012) following its first play on Shaun Keaveny's BBC6 Music radio show. It is the group's first new...

Kim Deal Leaves The Pixies, Possibly For Good This Time

15th June 2013 -

 News

After nearly a decade back together, The Pixies look as though they're ready to fall apart again after bassist Kim Deal walked out on the band earlier this week. In a statement posted on the...

The Pixies Bassist Kim Deal Leaves The Group

14th June 2013 -

 News

The bassist and co-founder of the popular alt-rock group The Pixies, Kim Deal, has left the group today (June 14), with her decision to walk out on the influential band being announced in a statement...

The Pixies - Sell Out

10th October 2005 -

 Review

Pixies'Sell Out'DVD ReviewAlthough a lot of people don't know this, The Pixies were one of the most influential rock acts of the late eighties and early nineties. Over the course of five albums they left...

No Drink And Drugs Policy Saves Pixies Comeback

10th January 2005 -

 News

PIXIES guitarist FRANK BLACK credits bassist KIM DEAL's anti-drink and drugs policy with making the band's reunion possible. Black was reluctant to reform the group, following their split in the early 90s, and...

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