Pixies to Release First Album in 23 Years

"Indie Cindy" will comprise of the band's three recent EPs and will be released on April 28.

Pixies to Release First Album in 23 Years
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Pixies have announced details of "Indie Cindy," their first new album in 23 years.

AsĀ NME reports, the album will be released on April 28 and comprises of the EPs, "EP1" and "EP2," released in September 2013 and January 2014 respectively, plus "EP3." "Indie Cindy" marks the first time all three releases have been available as one collection.

On April 19, a week before the official release date and exclusively for Record Store Day, Pixies will make "Indie Cindy" available as a special limited edition, two-disc, deluxe gatefold, 180-gram vinyl set, only available from independent record stores participating in the event around the world.

"We started seriously talking about recording new music about four years ago," says Pixies drummer David Lovering. "New music seemed like something we just had to do, we just couldn't continue to go out and tour without anything new. So the talk evolved into writing and recording, and we're all very happy with the way everything worked out."

Pixies latest album, "Trompe Le Monde," was released in 1991. Producer Gil Norton, who produced that album as well as "Doolittle" and "Bossanova," has produced "Indie Cindy" with all of the songs recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales in October 2012.

Pixies - which currently consist of Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and touring bassist Paz Lenchantin - have recently finished up the North American leg of their 2013-2014 world tour. The band heads to South America before a string of festival dates this summer, including a headline slot at Manchester's Summer In The City and London's Field Day.

"Indie Cindy" tracklist:

01. What Goes Boom
02. Greens and Blues
03. Indie Cindy
04. Bagboy
05. Magdalena 318
06. Silver Snail
07. Blue Eyed Hexe
08. Ring the Bell
09. Another Toe in the Ocean
10. Andro Queen
11. Snakes
12. Jaime Bravo

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    VariousThings
    This is good news. Unfortunately, the following phrase includes a grammatical pet peeve of mine: > [i]will be released on April 28 and comprises of the EPs This should read: "...the album will be released on April 28 and comprises the EPs..." Or: "...the album will be released on April 28 and is comprised of the EPs..." (However, I think there are some people who object to that phrasing.) Or: "...the album will be released on April 28 and consists of the EPs..." Never, [i]ever "comprises of"!
    mitchy86
    KEEN! even though they're not really new songs unless you haven't heard their 3 recent EPs
    notaconotaco
    Yeah... now I kind of feel like an idiot for buying the first two EPs. Should I just buy the 3rd EP? Or actually get the full album at this point?
    Abacus11
    Awesome! I've only heard a few of the newer songs but I like it so far. I was actually hoping that they wouldn't record any new music (I love "Surfer Rosa" and "Doolittle" but I'm not a big fan of "Bossanova" or "Trompe Le Monde"). I'm really looking forward to hearing how this stands up to their classic material as a full album.
    UniformRecon
    I don't see the point of making this an album. It seems like just a ploy for people to spend more money on what they already have.
    UncleBluck
    As overrated bands go (indie or not) ...these guys are at or near the top of the list
    Abacus11
    If you grew up during the 80's and 90's and watched mainstream music's spotlight shift from glam metal and pop to alternative rock they're not overrated at all. The Pixies were WAY ahead of their time.
    notaconotaco
    They might actually be the single most underrated band of all time. They're basically the Chuck Berry of alternative music (Nirvana being the Beatles).
    1grudge
    Pixies in the begining had a chemistry amongst the 4 original members that was so powerfull I imagine a person could actually have been hit with large doses of radiation by witnessing those live performances. Every fan is aware of just how amazing the songs arefrom "Come On Pilgrim," "Surfer Rosa," and "Doolittle" be it the songwriting, playing, lyrics, vocals, melodies, and any other unmentioned aspect of sound that can be described through vocabulary. They owned it, like few before or since. The live performance on the Pixies dvd from that early era is beyond words amazing. I'm in complete awe everytime I watch/hear it. Sooo ahead of its time, still.