The Pixies Can’t Stop Releasing New Music. There’s Another New EP.

After going nearly a decade with nary a new track, the Pixies have become rather regular with new releases.

First, we had EP-1, which featured the excellent “Bagboy.”  Now comes EP-2, another four-track release featuring songs that were record in Wales in 2012.  Yes, 2012.  That means Kim Deal plays on these songs.  Find ’em all here.

The lead-off track is called “Blue-Eyed Hexe,” which has sort of a “U-Mass” feel crossed with Terry Gilliam-esque visuals for the video–which is perfectly all right with me.  Let’s have a look/listen, shall we?

And let’s not forget that the Pixies start a new North American tour in Toronto on the 15th.

JANUARY
15 Massey Hall, Toronto, ON CANADA (Fidlar)
16 Metropolis, Montreal, QC CANADA (Fidlar)
18 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA (Fidlar)
19 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (Fidlar)
21 New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ (Fidlar)
22 Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT (Fidlar)
24 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA (Fidlar)
25 Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA (Fidlar)
26 Strathmore, Washington, DC (Fidlar)
29 National Theatre, Richmond, VA (Fidlar)
31 Durham PAC, Durham, NC (Cults)

FEBRUARY
1 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC (Cults)
2 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (Cults)
4 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA (Cults)
6 Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO (Cults)
7 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH (Cults)
8 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI (Cults)
9 Rivera Theatre, Chicago, IL (Cults)
11 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO (Cults)
13 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO (Best Coast)
14 Belly Up, Aspen, CO (Best Coast)
15 The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT (Best Coast)
17 Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA (Best Coast)
18 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (Best Coast)
19 Schnitzer Auditorium, Portland, OR (Best Coast)
21 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA (Best Coast)
22 San Jose Civic, San Jose, CA (Best Coast)
23 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV (Best Coast)
24 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ (Best Coast)
25 Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM (Best Coast)
27 Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX (Best Coast)
28 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX (Best Coast)

MARCH
1 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX (Best Coast)
29/30 Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile

APRIL
1 Rock’n’Fall, Montevideo, Uruguay
1/3 Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3/5 Festival Estereo Picnic, Bogota, Colombia
5/6 Lollapalooza Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

MAY
29/30 Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain

JUNE
6/7 Primavera Sound, Porto Portugal
8 Field Day, Victoria Park, London, UK
15 Northside, Arhus, Denmark
20 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
20/22 Hurricane, Schessel, Germany
20/22 Southside, Neuhausen, Germany
25 Inmusic, Zagreb, Croatia
29 Marley Park, Dublin, Ireland (with Arcade Fire)
30 Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland

JULY
5 Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
6 Beauregard, Herouville-St. Clair, France

Alan Cross

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One thought on “The Pixies Can’t Stop Releasing New Music. There’s Another New EP.

  • January 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm
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    Two points of order – bagboy was released as a standalone track prior to EP1 (and is therefore not included on it) and it’s been established by Black Francis that Kim Deal didn’t play on the final recorded versions of any of the new pixies tracks.

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