Tag: Pixies

Stream: Cassettes Won’t Listen covers Pixies’ ‘Hey’ — off 1989’s ‘Doolittle’

Stream: Cassettes Won’t Listen covers Pixies’ ‘Hey’ — off 1989’s ‘Doolittle’

One-man electropop outfit Cassettes Won’t Listen — aka Brooklyn’s Jason Drake, who last fall released his own version of Duran Duran’s ‘Ordinary World’ and has remade songs by The Cure and INXS — returns with another cover of an ’80s alt classic: the Pixies’ ‘Hey.’ Stream it here.

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ most-clicked of 2011: Nirvana, U2, The Smiths, Pixies, The Cure

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ most-clicked of 2011: Nirvana, U2, The Smiths, Pixies, The Cure

Well, here we are — the end of another calendar year, and time to see what folks have been reading on Slicing Up Eyeballs over the past 12 months. The verdict? A lot of Nirvana, U2, Pixies, Joy Division and The Cure, each of which scored multiple headlines in the year’s Top 20 list.

The Week in Rock: Nov. 13-19, 2011

The Week in Rock: Nov. 13-19, 2011

Our round-up of what made headlines at Slicing Up Eyeballs over the past week includes posts about New Order, Joy Division, Morrissey, the Pixies, Sonic Youth, Kate Bush, Dinosaur Jr, The Fall and much, much more.

Video: Watch Pixies’ full 82-minute ‘Come Home’ concert from Boston in 2004

Video: Watch Pixies’ full 82-minute ‘Come Home’ concert from Boston in 2004

Here’s a nice bit of not-so-vintage video: A full 80-minute, 26-song Pixies concert filmed in Boston in 2004 for broadcast on HDTV as the special “Pixies Come Home: Live From their 2004 World Tour.” Thanks to the Pixies themselves for sharing the video on the band’s official Facebook page yesterday.

The Week in Rock: Oct. 16-22

The Week in Rock: Oct. 16-22

This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included posts about the reunited New Order, David J, X, The Dead Milkmen, Skinny Puppy and R.E.M., plus our interview with the Pixies’ Joey Santiago, and quite possibly the biggest news of the year: the long-awaited reunion of The Stone Roses.

Q&A: Joey Santiago on Pixies’ ‘Doolittle’ tour, possible ‘Surfer Rosa’ shows, new album talk

Q&A: Joey Santiago on Pixies’ ‘Doolittle’ tour, possible ‘Surfer Rosa’ shows, new album talk

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.’

The Week in Rock: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2011

The Week in Rock: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2011

This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included a lot of big news about The Cure, plus items on The Mission, Erasure, Gary Numan, The Sisters of Mercy, R.E.M., Lou Reed (and Metallica) and The Jesus and Mary Chain, plus a new Bangles contest.

Linkage: John Peel and the Pixies; plus The Stone Roses, R.E.M., Gary Numan

Linkage: John Peel and the Pixies; plus The Stone Roses, R.E.M., Gary Numan

This week’s link round-up includes a podcast featuring vintage tape of John Peel interviewing the Pixies’ Black Francis, news of The Stone Roses’ upcoming biography, an interview with director Peter Care about the making of R.E.M.’s iconic ‘Drive’ video and a Q&A with Gary Numan about his new album ‘Dead Son Rising.’

This Mortal Coil box set due in November, ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray in the works

This Mortal Coil box set due in November, ‘Tears in the Dropbox’ Blu-ray in the works

The long-awaited This Mortal Coil anthology first announced a year ago — a 4CD box set featuring the 4AD collective’s three albums and a fourth disc of singles and rarities — finally will be released this November, while a Blu-ray disc called Tears in the Dropbox that includes all three albums in HD audio remains in the works.

Stream: Dinosaur Jr, ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’ — unreleased Neil Young cover (1988)

Stream: Dinosaur Jr, ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’ — unreleased Neil Young cover (1988)

In December 1988, when Dinosaur Jr entered Boston’s famed Fort Apache Studios, to record a track for ‘The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young,’ they cut not one but two songs: ‘Lotta Love,’ which would be included on the disc alongside covers by the Pixies, The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth, and ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You.’

Pixies’ Black Francis unveils solo-acoustic tour, new album with Reid Paley

Pixies’ Black Francis unveils solo-acoustic tour, new album with Reid Paley

Before taking the Pixies back out on the road this fall for more ‘Doolittle’ dates, frontman Black Francis will embark on a short solo-acoustic tour of his own — beginning tonight — and he’ll follow that up in September with a brand-new studio album he recorded as a duo with singer-songwriter Reid Paley.

Pixies bringing ‘Doolittle’ back to U.S. for 19-date ‘Lost Cities’ tour this fall

Pixies bringing ‘Doolittle’ back to U.S. for 19-date ‘Lost Cities’ tour this fall

The Pixies will bring their seemingly never-ending tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Doolittle’ — a record that’s now actually 22 years old — back to the U.S. for another round of 19 dates in October and November, this time ‘playing cities we’ve never visited across the U.S. of A.’

Video: Surfer Blood covers Pixies’ ‘Gigantic’

Video: Surfer Blood covers Pixies’ ‘Gigantic’

Indie buzz band Surfer Blood covers the Pixies classic “Gigantic” in this week’s installment of The AV Club’s Undercover series, in which bands drop in on the site’s Chicago offices and pick a song off a predetermined list to cover live in a very small room.