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Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1986 – 1993 , 2004 – present)

Pixies are an American band which formed in Boston, Massachusetts, United States in 1986. The band consists of Charles (Black Francis) Thompson IV (vocals, guitar; also known as ‘’Frank Black’‘), Joey Santiago (lead guitar) and David Lovering (drums). Until 2013, the band also featured Kim Deal on bass and vocals. The band officially split in 1993 and reunited in 2004. They went on hiatus in 2007, with each band member pursuing projects of their own, only to reunite in 2009, with the announcement of a new tour commencing in Europe that summer.

Although quite popular on alternative rock radio in the United States due to heavy airplay of the singles “Monkey Gone to Heaven” and “Here Comes Your Man”, they were never widely popular there, but found success in Europe, especially in the UK (where they managed three top 40 singles “Velouria”, “Planet of Sound” and a re-release of “Debaser”) and Belgium and the Netherlands, where they were heavily broadcasted by alternative public radio.

The band’s style of alternative rock music is heavily influenced by and , and while highly melodic, is capable of being tremendously abrasive at the same time. Francis is the Pixies’ primary songwriter and singer and has a distinctly desperate, yowling delivery. He has typically written cryptic songs about offbeat subjects, such as UFOs and surrealism. References to mental instability, violent Biblical imagery, and physical injury feature in many of the band’s songs.


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  • Kiz88

    Fuck off Munroe.

    10 hours ago Reply
  • TopnotchMUFC

    New album is pretty dull tbh.

    Yesterday 7:35pm Reply
  • aaronws

    plenty of cute hooks throughout, even on a few of the shitty songs

    23 Apr 3:04am Reply
  • aaronws

    i agree peepspers. although i think some of the more rock-rock moments (like "what goes boom") are pretty bad. i seriously dig Andro Queen. i think Indie Cindy, and Green and Blues are good songs too

    23 Apr 3:03am Reply
  • peepspers

    Real Talk: New album isn't blowing me away. But if you strip away the mbv-level expectations, it's actually a solid rock record. Been listening to it all morning and I find myself digging into the grooves a little more with each listen. There's no "Monkey Gone to Heaven" or "Velouria" on it but its a consistently fun listen.

    22 Apr 2:54pm Reply
  • backoffboogaloo

    don't know what is worse: the new album or these fucking ugly pictures you guys insist on voting up.

    22 Apr 12:33am Reply
  • Cox_of_Seagulls

    Women Of War is great.

    21 Apr 6:46pm Reply
  • VladislavPopoff

    Women of War is badass. [2]

    21 Apr 3:20pm Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    Women of War is badass.

    21 Apr 1:33am Reply
  • WarriorJones

    Record Store Day single is dece.

    20 Apr 10:57pm Reply
  • Cox_of_Seagulls

    how about voting for a good picture?

    19 Apr 4:19pm Reply
  • sdualc_

    they came to Brazil two times in last 5 years and in the both times i couldn't go. hope they come back here again soon!

    19 Apr 2:54pm Reply
  • musicgodlything

    Did anybody rip the 2014 Coachella show from YouTube?

    18 Apr 9:35am Reply
  • epicmeme

    new album was doing your mom last night

    18 Apr 4:09am Reply
  • Riff55

    new album is asexual

    17 Apr 11:56pm Reply
  • epicmeme

    new album is a special snowflake

    15 Apr 3:37pm Reply
  • Punk4L1fe

    new album apparently has a sexual preference...

    15 Apr 4:54am Reply
  • epicmeme

    the pixies

    14 Apr 3:21am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    new album is rather confused about its identity [2]

    13 Apr 7:13pm Reply
  • perezhivem

    new album is heterosexual [2]

    13 Apr 6:04pm Reply
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