Friday, June 28, 2013

The Pixies’first new song in nine years

MICHAEL ROFFMAN/Consequence of Sound

Could this year get any crazier? Despite the recent exit of founding member and longtime bassist Kim Deal, Pixies have dropped a new single. It’s called “Bagboy”. It’s their first piece of new music since 2004′s “Bam Thwok”. It was recorded in Wales last October with production by Gil Norton, which should only add weight to those rumors about a new studio album.

Here’s what Black Francis wrote in a press release:
The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body’. Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting. The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.”
Watch the single’s video directed by Lamar +Nik, download the track, and sing along with the lyrics below. Then, wipe your eyes, grab a donut, and shake your head in disbelief.

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