The Pixies formed in 1986 and broke up only seven years later, in 1993. During that time, they released four must-own albums, Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, Bossanova, and Trompe le Monde, as well as an equally essential EP, Come On Pilgrim. Black Francis & Co. got back together in 2004, and they’re still going strong(ish), even without bassist Kim Deal. Their reunion is a blatant money grab — Francis has said as much — and today comes the inevitable “new music,” in the form of a four-track EP-1, recorded by Gil Norton, who also looked after Surfer Rosa and Doolittle.
I want to be mad at the Pixies, considering how transparent it is they just need our allowance, but then they go and release a song like “Indie Cindy,” and suddenly, I’m 15 years old again, listening to “Debaser” for the first time. Damn you, Pixies, for being so damn good.
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