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The Boston-formed Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement. Their five studio releases and initial six years together effectively blazed the path for groups like Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam to rise to superstardom. The Pixies disbanded in 1993 and launched their reunion tour in April, 2004 when virtually every, single date sold out within minutes and fans traveled hundreds of miles to attend a show. The Pixies shattered sales records around the world, SPIN called it 2004's "Comeback of the Year," and the band wrapped up 2004 in New York City with 24,000 tickets sold for an unprecedented eight-night, sold-out run at Hammerstein Ballroom. The Pixies continued their reunion tour in 2005, and then, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1989 album Doolittle, launched the "Doolittle Tour" on October 1, 2009 in Dublin, performing the entire album, beginning to end. The SRO tour was so successful, it lasted for two years, taking the band to 18 countries, playing 117 shows.

On June 14, 2013, it was announced that founding member Kim Deal had decided to leave the Pixies. Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made it clear that Kim's place in the band would always be there for her.

On June 28, 2013, the Pixies posted on their website a free download of "Bagboy," the band's first new song in nearly a decade, and an accompanying music video. In less than a month, there were more than one-million downloads/streams of the song, more than 15,000 digital purchases of "Bagboy" - a song that was given away for FREE - and more than one-million YouTube views of the LAMAR+NIK-directed music video. On July 1, an extensive European tour was announced; second shows were added in many cases, and most of the shows have already sold out. On July 25, 2013, the band announced eight U.S. club shows, four in Los Angeles, four in New York, all of which sold out in minutes.

On September 3, 2013, Pixies released EP-1, the band's first collection of new music in more than 20 years.

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April 23, 2014

Media: The Pixies: 'Indie Cindy'
PItchfork has posted a stream of The Pixies their forthcoming album Indie Cindy, which is due out April 23, 2014 via…
April 21, 2014
Media: Pixies: 'Indie Cindy'
Pixies have announced their first full-length album in over 20 years. The record is titled Indie Cindy and is due out April 23, 2014 via Pixiesmusic, the band's own independent label. The album will consist of…
March 24, 2014
Videos: The Pixies: "Greens and Blues"
The Pixies have released a new music video for "Greens And Blues." You can click Read More for the…
March 05, 2014
Punknews Podcast: The week of January 28th, 2014
On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, John Gentile, Greg Simpson, and Armando Olivas discuss the recent additions to Punk Rock Bowling, the new song from OFF!, videos from Lemuria, Pixies,…
February 07, 2014
Videos: Pixies: Tiny Desk Concert
The Pixies recently stopped by the NPR offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. They performed the classic "Monkey Gone to Heaven"…
February 03, 2014
Videos: Pixies: "Magdalena"
The Pixies have posted a video for "Magdalena." It's from their latest release, EP2, which was released earlier this month. The band is on the road now. You can click Read…
January 27, 2014
Punknews Podcast: The week of January 7th, 2014
This week on the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, John Gentile and Greg Simpson take a look a swath of new videos and songs that've been making waves in the Org ocean this past week, including new music from The Lawrence Arms,…
January 13, 2014
Videos: Pixies: "Blue-Eyed Hexe"
Pixies have a new video for the song "Blue-Eyed Hexe" which comes from their new EP, EP2, that is available for purchase on their website. EP2 is the follow-up to 2013's…
January 03, 2014
Punknews Podcast: The weeks of December 3rd & 10th, 2013
So we're a little behind in posting these. Technical troubles. Somehow you all survived the lapse and we apologize for the surely agonizing wait. Two weeks ago on the Punknews Podcast, John Gentile and Brittany Strummer unleashed an unplanned and delightfully off topic call in…
December 16, 2013
Videos: Pixies announce new bassist, release music video
Pixies have appointed Paz Lenchatin as their new bassist for their upcoming tour. Lenchatin has worked with acts such as A Perfect Circle and…
December 09, 2013

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