Pixies Indie Cindy on 180g 2LP
First New Full Studio Album in Well Over Two Decades!
Comprised of “Bagboy,” the Band’s First New Song in a Decade; 8-tracks from EP-1 & EP-2, Released September 2013 & January 2014 Respectively; Plus 3 New Tunes from Just-Issued EP-3
Fans have dreamed about it for years, and now the Pixies are delivering. Indie Cindy, the revered group’s first full studio album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde, will be released in late April 2014 on the band’s own independent label, Pixiesmusic (marketed and distributed worldwide by PIAS Recordings).
“We started seriously talking about recording new music about four years ago,” said Pixies drummer David Lovering. “New music seemed like something we just had to do, we just couldn't continue to go out and tour without anything new. So the talk evolved into writing and recording, and we’re all very happy with the way everything worked out.”
The 12 cuts on Indie Cindy were produced by Gil Norton, producer of the band’s classic Doolittle, Bossanova, and Trompe le Monde albums, and recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, UK. The album packaging also boasts brand new artwork by the legendary graphic artist Vaughan Oliver who created the artwork for all of Pixies’ previous releases.
The album is comprised of “Bagboy,” the band’s first new song in more than a decade, the eight tracks from the band’s EP-1 and EP-2, released September 3, 2013 and January 3, 2014 respectively, plus the three new tunes from the just-released EP-3 – all written by the Pixies – Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitars) and David Lovering (drums, backing vocals). With EP-1, EP-2 and now EP-3 having been available only in digital and limited-edition vinyl formats, Indie Cindy will mark the first time fans can have all of the new Pixies music in one collection.
While the Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late-80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans are discovering their iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound. After five genre-defining studio albums, the Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds all over the globe for seven years, a longer period of time than they were a band originally.
But writing, recording and releasing new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time, so they secretly booked studio time in Wales for the fall of 2012. Six days into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band; Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on, working with a variety of touring bassists, something they’d never done. As the UK’s DIY wrote about the new music, “They’re back. They’re still brilliant. God save the Pixies.”
Pixies Indie Cindy Track Listing:
1. What Goes Boom
2. Greens and Blues
3. Indie Cindy
5. Magdalena 318
6. Silver Snail
1. Blue Eyed Hexe
2. Ring the Bell
3. Another Toe in the Ocean
4. Andro Queen
6. Jaime Bravo