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While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans are discovering their iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound. After five genre-defining studio albums, Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds across the globe for 15 years, a far longer period of time than they were a band originally. But writing, recording and releasing new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time, so they secretly booked studio time in Wales for the fall of 2012. Six days into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band; Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on, finishing the album and then working with a variety of touring bassists, including former A Perfect Circle bassist, Paz Lenchantin who started touring with the band in 2014. The band welcomed her as Pixies' permanent bassist in 2016.
Since reuniting, Pixies have released two studio albums: Indie Cindy in 2014, the band’s first full album of new material in more than 20 years, and 2016’s Head Carrier, Lenchantin's recording debut with the band. As the UK’s DIY put it, “They’re back. They’re still brilliant. God save the Pixies.”
December 2018 saw the band holed up at Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY with producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies’ Head Carrier). Making their second album as a unit, the band invited Signal Co. No1, the New York-based podcast company, into Dreamland to document the entire process and give fans an up-close-and-personal look at every aspect of the process. “Past is Prologue, Pixies,” the 12-episode weekly podcast series, debuts June 27.
The band plans to kick off its 2019-2020 World Tour on September 13 with 33-dates across 16 European countries.