If you have any memory of the Pixies’ video for 1990 single “Velouria,” it’s probably of the four band members down in what looks like some kind of rock quarry, bounding toward the camera in very slow motion, jumping off rocks. Not a lot happens. Now comes an alternate version, with even less going on.
The 4AD label this summer will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the Pixies’ third album, Bossanova, with a new pressing on red vinyl that includes the original 16-page booklet that previously only was included with the original U.K. vinyl release. Full details right here.
We’ve got a rare double milestone today, as not one but two members of the Pixies — bassist Kim Deal and guitarist Joey Santiago — celebrate their birthdays (she’s 51 and he’s 47). We mark the occasion with this complete 29-song ‘Trompe le Monde’-era set filmed on June 26, 1991, in London.
Joey Santiago tells Slicing Up Eyeballs that the Pixies have discussed making a new record, but that notion remains in the ‘chit-chat phase.’ The guitarist, however, is all for it: ‘I’d like to give it a shot, just to see what we’d come out with. Certainly, we don’t have to put it out if it sucks.’
Last night, the Pixies played Santiago’s Teatro La Cupula, their first-ever headlining date in Chile, and proceeded to celebrate the successful rescue of all 33 miners by playing an epic 33-song set (plus a two-song encore) that’s being billed as the longest set they’ve ever played.
The Pixies’ 20th anniversary Doolittle tour — which hits Europe in October and the United States in November — will extend into 2010, as the band […]