The Pixies already have released their first new album in 23 years on CD and vinyl (both on 12-inch and across three separate 10-inch EPs), and as a digital download, but now comes the most retro format of all: an ultra limited-edition cassette release of Indie Cindy.
The Pixies roared back into record shops this spring with Indie Cindy, their first album in more than two decades, and now, thanks to the fine folks at PIAS America, we’ve got copies of the limited-edition, hardbound 2CD release of the album to give away to three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
With the Pixies’ first new album in 23 years out this week, the band — Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering — sat down to discuss Indie Cindy track-by-track, an interview that’s been packaged as an 18-minute video that you can see here.
This week’s new releases include the brand-new studio album from the Pixies (‘Indie Cindy’), plus a four-disc box set from The Sound, a reissue of X’s ‘Under the Big Black Sun,’ the documentary “The Rise and Fall of The Clash,” the U.S. release of Prefab Sprout’s latest album and an Inspiral Carpets reissue.
Due out next week, the Pixies’ first new album in 23 years isn’t exactly new, given that its 12 tracks each have been released via a series of three EPs over the past seven months. Nevertheless, the band today premiered Indie Cindy via streams at NPR and the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper.
The Pixies’ forthcoming album Indie Cindy collects the 12 new songs the band released over the past year via a series of three EPs, but fans who buy the pre-release vinyl edition of the album today at participating Record Store Day retailers are in for a surprise: a 13th new song, “Women of War.”
The Pixies are busy this spring with a steady diet of touring — not to mention the upcoming release of their first album in eons — but frontman Black Francis has found time to engage in a more literary endeavor, this week publishing his first novel, “The Good Inn,” co-authored with Josh Frank.
Ten years ago, the Pixies used Coachella to formally launch their comeback, so it’s fitting the band returned to the festival this weekend as a very late addition, playing a 15-song, 50-minute set that featured old favorites and a handful of tracks that will be included on upcoming album Indie Cindy.
The schedule for the webcast of the first weekend of the Coachella festival — running this Friday through Saturday — features a number of great acts, including Bryan Ferry, Pet Shop Boys, The Afghan Whigs, The Cult, Fishbone, the just-added Pixies and more.
The new Pixies music keeps flowing, and, following the instant-release of a new EP and the announcement of a new album compiling the band’s recently released material, the Pixies also have a debuted a music video for the song “Snakes,” which appears both on EP3 and Indie Cindy.
The Pixies today announced the release of the third in their series of self-released vinyl-and-digital EPs over the last seven months, and now will compile all 12 new songs released since last summer’s “Bagboy” digital single as a full-length album that will make the band’s new music available on CD.
Having just wrapped up their North American tour, the Pixies this morning took the opportunity to debut yet another new music video — this time for the song “Greens and Blues” off the band’s EP2 — and fleshed out its world tour with dates in South America, Europe and Japan — plus a lone U.S. appearance.
The Pixies’ current U.S. tour took the band through Washington, D.C., recently, which afforded the group a chance to stop by NPR’s offices to perform a stripped-down “Tiny Desk Concert” — footage of which has just been posted by the public-radio giant.