It seems the Pixies are back in full force with the release of their album EP-1. AND they just announced a 33-city North American tour! YES! Although the tour will not include founding bassist, Kim Deal, The Pixies found another bassist who is also named Kim. Coincidence? I think not…Welcome aboard, Kim Shattuck.
The band released EP-1 on September 3rd following Deal’s departure.
Richard Jones, the Pixies’ manager, told Rolling Stone: “Everyone was just devastated. But everybody believed in the songs. We decided to just carry on and see what happens.”
It’s been awhile since the Pixies went on tour to promote new music; the last song they released was “Bam Thwok” in 2004. You can trust my computer will be ready to go when these tickets go on sale Friday morning.
They’ll be touring with two of my favorite bands: the Cults and Best Coast.
As such, I am sending three videos your way.
First, the new Pixies music video “Andro Queen”:
Secondly, the Cults “Go Outside”:
And finally, Best Coast’s “The Only Place”: