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While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 1980s alternative 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 “loud quiet loud” signature sound.
After five genre defining studio albums, 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 in autumn 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.
The Pixies surprised everyone on 28 June 2013 with the brand new song, ‘Bagboy’, and then regularly released new songs digitally over the course of the following 10 months. On 29 April 2014, fans could hold in their hands Indie Cindy, Pixies’ first full album of new material in more than 20 years, and released 10 innovative music videos, racking up more than five-million views.
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