Legendary Alternative Rock darlings the Pixies have entered the studio with famed producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Opeth, Therapy?, Royal Blood) to record their next album, due out in September 2019. The eighth Pixies album and the second with their new lineup, the as yet untitled album was written over 2018 and recorded in December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, NY. In an unprecedented move, the band is going to share their creative process and album behind the scenes in a series of podcasts, coming this summer. Pixies teamed up with Signal Co. No1, the New York-based podcast company that focuses on music culture. Starting June 27, a 12-episode weekly audio podcast, “Past is Prologue, Pixies” will debut with a new installment each week leading up to the album’s release. Hosted and narrated by New York Times best-selling author Tony Fletcher, the series will be available globally on these podcast platforms: Apple, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher, Google, and more. Check out the trailer for the series now. Pixes celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of their acclaimed album Surfer Rosa in 2018 and Ghost Cult has been following the band closely post-reunion, so we are definitely excited about new Pixes music. Continue reading
Thirty years ago this week The Pixes dropped their début full-length album, Surfer Rosa (4AD/Rough Trade), and changed alternative rock eternally. The eccentric, genius-level talent in the band made for a lot of well-documented personality clashes between the members, but what was left when the shouting was over was undeniable. Although there were many alt-rock bands founded in the 80s that would have a lasting impact (See also: Joy Division, Husker Du and Sonic Youth for starters), the ascendance of the most infamous non-punk band from Boston that would go from playing smokey clubs on Landsdowne Street to opening for U2 and touring the world in a few short years cannot be understated.Continue reading
The Pixies traipsed their former collegiate stomping grounds with supporting act Cymbals Eat Guitars for a long weekend in light of their newly released 6th album Head Carrier(Pixiesmusic/PIAS). Fans old and new congregated on Friday and Saturday at the House of Blues Boston, then Sunday at the Paradise Rock Club to revel in the vocal musings of Frank Black aka Black Francis, legendary guitarist Joey Santiago, and drummer David Lovering. BassistPaz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle) joined the band in 2014, replacing Kim Deal. That evening, Paz embraced the role with her glowing stage presence, and beautiful floral adornment on the headstock of her bass.