Pixies to Celebrate ‘Doolittle’ 25th Anniversary with Deluxe Reissue

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of their second studio album, Doolittle, the Pixies have announced plans to re-release the landmark album with a three-disc deluxe reissue. The reissue will include unreleased tracks, live performances, and much more.

If that isn’t enough to get Pixies fans excited for the anniversary which is would be considered the silver anniversary if this were a wedding anniversary, Doolittle 25 will also include two full sessions from John Peel’s BBC 1 Programs, a demo version of the album, six B-side tracks, and seven additional bonus tracks.

But like game show hosts say, “that’s not all.”

For those who are fans of vinyl, the band will be releasing a vinyl version of the deluxe reissue. This version will be a double vinyl which will include John Peel sessions and B-side tracks on one side, while the other side will contain the demo album as well as three bonus tracks.

Check out the full list of content for the anniversary reissue below.

Doolittle 25 Tracklist:

Disc One – Doolittle:
1. “Debaser”
2. “Tame”
3. “Wave of Mutilation”
4. “I Bleed”
5. “Here Comes Your Man”
6. “Dead”
7. “Monkey Gone to Heaven”
8. “Mr. Grieves”
9. “Crackity Jones”
10. “La La Love You”
11. “No. 13 Baby”
12. “There Goes My Gun”
13. “Hey”
14. “Silver”
15. “Gouge Away”

Disc Two – Doolittle: Peel Sessions & B-Sides:
1. “Dead (Peel Session)”
2. “Tame” *
3. “There Goes My Gun (Peel Session)”
4. “Manta Ray (Peel Session)”
5. “Into The White” *
6. “Wave of Mutilation (Peel Session)”
7. “Down To The Well (Peel Session)”
8. “Manta Ray”
9. “Weird At My School”
10. “Dancing The Manta Ray”
11. “Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)”
12. “Into The White”
13. “Bailey’s Walk”

Disc Three – Doolittle: Demos:
1. “Debaser”
2. “Tame” *
3. “Wave of Mutilation (First Demo)” *
4. “I Bleed” *
5. “Here Comes Your Man (1986 Demo)”
6. “Dead” *
7. “Monkey Gone To Heaven” *
8. “Mr. Grieves” *
9. “Crackity Jones” *
10. “La La Love You” *
11. “No. 13 Baby – VIVA LA LOMA RICA (First Demo)” *
12. “There Goes My Gun” *
13. “Hey (First Demo)” *
14. “Silver” *
15. “Gouge Away” *
16. “My Manta Ray Is All Right” *
17. “Santo” *
18. “Weird At My School (First Demo)” *
19. “Wave Of Mutilation” *
20. “No. 13 Baby”
21. “Debaser (First Demo)” *
22. “Gouge Away (First Demo)” *

* = Previously unreleased

Doolittle 25 will be released on Dec. 1 while pre-orders have already begun on the band’s official website.

Coachella Unveils Weekend One Set Times

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Are you one of the thousands of people who will be heading to Indio, CA this weekend for the first weekend of Coachella?

Well, if you are and even if you aren’t, festival organizers have revealed the full set times for each of the acts that will be taking the stage during the first weekend of the two weekend long events.

This year’s event which will feature Outkast, The Repalcements, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, Foster the People, The Arcade Fire, Calvin Harris and many more. Today, the event organizers also revealed that Julian Casablancas and the Pixies have been added to the large line-up.

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As for what times the artists will be performing during the second weekend of the festival, according to the official Coachella Twitter, that information will be released sometime next week. For those unfortunate people who won’t be making it to the festivities, the show will be fully streamed on YouTube during the first weekend and through AXS TV during the second weekend.

The Pixies to Release First LP in Over 20 Years

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The Pixies have already released several EPs in the last year, but now the band are ready to release a full album this time around. It was announced yesterday that after 20 plus years, the rock legends will be releasing a new album titled, Indie Cindy.

Indie Cindy, the first album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde, will be available through the band’s own record label, Pixiemusic, and is set to be hit store on April 29th with a limited-edition vinyl release schedule to be released on Record Store Day a.k.a. April 19th. The full LP will feature 12 new tracks which will include tracks featured on EP-1, EP-2 as well as the recently released EP-3.

Gil Norton who previously oversaw production on DoolittleBossanova, and Trompe le Monde is back to produce the full-length. Another thing that might make this upcoming album special is the fact that unlike the EPs which were only released in digital formats or vinyl, the tracks can all be found in one place.

Indie Cindy will be available in CD, vinyl, and digital formats while those who order it on iTunes will be treated to an exclusive 13-track live set from Pixies’ recent North American tour.

In addition to the information pertaining to the new album, today, the band have released the official first music video from the album for the track, “Snake.” That video, along with the track list for the album can be viewed below.

INDIE CINDY TRACK LIST:

1. “What Goes Boom”
2. “Greens and Blues”
3. “Indie Cindy”
4. “Bagboy”
5. “Magdalena 318”
6. “Silver Snail”
7. “Blue Eyed Hexe”
8. “Ring the Bell”
9. “Another Toe in the Ocean”
10. “Andro Queen”
11. “Snakes”
12. “Jaime Bravo”

Live in the USA TRACK LIST:

1. “Bone Machine”
2. “Hey”
3. “Ana”
4. “Magdalena 318”
5. “Snakes”
6. “Indie Cindy”
7. “I’ve Been Tired”
8. “Head On”
9. “The Sad Punk”
10. “Distance Equals Rate Times Time”
11. “Something Against You”
12. “Isla de Encanta”
13. “Planet of Sound”

The Pixies Released “EP-2” and New Music Video

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Well, The Pixies have figured out their perfect way to begin the new year and no, it has nothing to do with once again firing their current bassist; we think they may have passed that phase, for now at least.

The Pixies have brought in 2014, albeit three days later, with the release of their new EP, EP-2. The EP is the follow-up to September’s release with a similar name; it was titled EP-1.

Also being released alongside the record is the official music video for the lead song off the album titled “Blue Eyed Hexe.” The video for the song can be seen below.

This year might be one of the band’s best with already two records of new, original, music released, a couple of more also on the way. There’s also that tour of theirs and the fact that there is no signs of them stopping, even a little line-up shake up didn’t bother their plan. Like we said, 2014 is looking grand for them.

The record can be purchased on the band’s website, but if you feel like treating yourself to a late Christmas gift, you can buy the EP and Pixies hoodie for $45.

The Pixies Announce New Bassist

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Looks like the days of the Pixies having bassists named Kim are done and over with.

Today, the band announced that they had once again filled the vacancy in their line-up.

And who might that lucky person be? Well, the remaining member of the Pixies decided on A Perfect Circle’s Paz Lenchatin to take over during their upcoming tour.

About two weeks ago, it was reported that the band had released their fill-in bassist and frontwoman of The Muffs, Kim Shattuck. Shattuck actually took onto her Facebook account to reveal the news saying that she was, “super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.”

Shattuck had taken over the vacancy left when original bassist, Kim Deal decided that it was in her best interest to leave the band back in July.

At the time, no one knew what was the reason behind Deal’s departure especially since the band was in the midst of recording some new material. According to the band’s manager, Deal just didn’t want to do any of the things that were needed to support new material such as touring and decided to resign from the band.

Of course, that’s one of the reason that the remaining members were starting to scurry to find a replacement because their upcoming tour is scheduled to begin on January 15.

But announcing that Lenchatin had been chosen was not the only news that they had revealed today. They also released a music video for the song, “Another Toe in the Ocean” which is featured on their recently released EP, EP-1. 

Check out the full music video below and don’t forget to check out the full schedule for their tour dates. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see them before they need another new bassist.

The Pixies Part Ways with Fill In Bassist

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Another bites the dust for The Pixies.

After just a few months of joining The Pixies, the band has officially kicked out their fill in bassist, Kim Shattuck. The Muff frontwoman took to both her Facebook and Twitter to announce the departure from the band.

“Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today,” she wrote. “Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.”

Shattuck took over the bassist position when the group’s original player, Kim Deal decided to leave the band back in July in the midst of recording their recently released EP, EP-1. Instead of just calling it a day because of Deal’s departure, the group just decided to continue and successfully released the EP a few months after.

At the time, the complete reason for Deal’s departure had been unknown, but in an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, manager Richard Jones said, “[Deal] just had enough…She didn’t want to do all the things that go with releasing new music, as in all the traveling and touring. She just decided that she wanted to move on.”

In the same interview, The Pixies frontman Black Francis, said that the band knew that they needed to replace Deal, but instead of going for a male, they realized they needed a female, “A lot of our songs have that romantic loss, romantic gain, sexuality thing,” he said. “We need the female and male represented.”

Not even a month after Deal’s departure, Shattuck had officially been on board with them. As of now, there has been no comment on what’s going to happen with the new vacancy; the band are scheduled to head out on tour starting on January 15 in Toronto.

Pixies Announce North American Tour Dates

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The Pixies might have lost Kim Deal a few months ago, but that hasn’t stopped them from going forward with their plans of new music and a new tour. Over the last few months, the band have been in the music news especially when Deal announced that she was leaving the band, but also when they announced that they were releasing a new EP, EP-1, the same day that it was scheduled to be released.

Today, the band have gone ahead and announced that they will be heading out on a tour in support of the new album and that they will make their trek around North American in the process. The tour which begins in early 2014, will begin in Toronto and go all the way until March 3 where it will end in Austin. The supporting acts for the two month tour will include Best Coast, Cults and Fidlar.

The full tour dates can be seen below.

THE PIXIES TOUR DATES

01/15  Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
01/16  Montreal, QC – Metropolis
01/18  Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
01/19  Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
01/21  Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
01/22  New Haven, CT – Shubert Theatre
01/24  Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
01/25  Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
01/26  Washington, DC – Strathmore
01/29  Richmond, VA – National Theatre
01/31  Durham, NC – Durham PAC
02/01  Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
02/03  Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
02/04  Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
02/06  St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
02/07  Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
02/08  Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/09  Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
02/11  Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
02/13  Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
02/14  Aspen, CO – Belly Up Tavern
02/15  Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air
02/17  Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
02/18  Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
02/19  Portland, OR – Schnitzer Auditorium
02/21  Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
02/22  San Jose, CA – The Joint
02/24  Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
02/25  Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
02/27  Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
02/28  Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
03/01  Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall

The Pixies’ last performance was at Chicago’s Riot Fest last September.

The Pixies Release New Song and EP

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Earlier this Summer, the Pixies first surprised us when they announced that bassist, Kim Deal had decided to leave the band after being with them for 25 years. About three months later, the reason behind her departure was still she “departed the band.”

After that, it was shortly announced that they released their first new single, “Bagboy.” Today, the band released the song “Indie Cindy” but that wasn’t the only bit of news from their camp that they were hiding; no, they also announced that they would be releasing a new EP titled, EP-1, today!

Talk about being secretive.

EP-1 is part of series of mini-releases the band will release over the next 15 months. For those interested, the album will be released both digitally and on vinyl, but only a lucky 5,000 will be able to score one of the vinyls.

“It’s all about self-doubt,” frontman Charles Thompson, aka Black Francis, told the Times about the song. “It says to the audience, I don’t know if this romance has still got what it needs to happen again. I don’t know if you’ll accept me; I don’t know if I accept you. But we have this memory. Can we do it again?”

Check out the tracklist for the EP as well as the video for the song below.

EP-1 TRACKLIST:

1-Andro Queen
2-Another Toe In The Ocean
3-Indie Cindy
4-What Goes Boom

Pixies to Head Out on UK Tour

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With the release of a brand new track last week, the Pixies have announced that they will be heading out on a four-day UK and Ireland tour as part of their “massive world tour.”

If the first thought that came to you was “how are they going to pull this tour together since now they’re down a bassist?” (remember long-time bassist, Kim Deal left the band abruptly a few weeks back). Kim Shattuck, who’s previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras has been asked to  join the band taking over the vacant spot.

The new line-up will begin at Dublin’s Olympia on November 18, the head on over to Manchester Apollo on November 21, Glasgow’s Barrowland on November 22 and London’s Hammersmith Apollo on November 24.

These new additions bring the total of European tour dates to 17 which will begin on September 29 in Paris. On their website, it announces that the tour “will give them an opportunity to do something they haven’t been able to do in two decades: premiere brand new Pixies songs, the first collection of new material since 1991’s ‘Trompe le Monde.'”

“Along with everyone’s favourites, we’ll be playing songs that we haven’t played in ages or never played live before,” frontman Black Francis, said on the band’s website.

“Songs like ‘Brick Is Red,’ ‘Havalina,’ ‘Tony’s Theme’ and ‘The Sad Punk.’ We’ve probably rehearsed some 80 songs, so we’ll be able to change up the set at the last minute if we feel like it. We’re all really looking forward to this tour.”

Pixies Release New Song

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The Pixies have returned to the music world with their brand new song, “Bagboy.” This is the first new song to come from the band in nine years.

The news of the new track hit the internet through their Twitter account where they posted the following music to surprised fans all over.

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For those who like the song (which can be heard below in a video that had been posted), the Pixies are currently giving the  song away for free. All you really have to do is fill in your email address on their website and bam, the new track is yours. The last song that they released was 2004’s “Bam Thwok”, which was supposed to be featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, but ended up being released exclusively through iTunes.

This is some good news to come from the band since it was announced just last week that bassist, Kim deal had decided that it was best fort her to leave the band after being with them for 25 years. But who knows, maybe this will be the push they need to make a new album and go on tour since they haven’t been on one since 2011.