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Shaky

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New Pixies single & album
« on: June 04, 2019, 04:20:46 AM »
So, they're back for.. what, the 3rd new album since they reformed? New single from the upcoming LP out today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5fWtn3qF9w

Eh... it's not absolutely shit, I guess. Sounds more immediately Pixies-esque than a lot of their post-reformation work. The verses approximate the band pretty well then the chorus sort of falls a bit flat. Out of all the acts I grew up with who've reformed they've always been one of the trickier propositions. So of their time, so influential - occupying such a unique spot in teenage hearts. It was a treat to hear the old hits for a good few years but this new stuff just hasn't had any consistent spark or life to, even leaving aside the Kim Deal situation.


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Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 03:06:28 PM »
It's not bad, sounds a bit early-Pixiesish (with a tiny bit of a Sonic Youth vibe?). Indie Cindy was pretty good, and I have Head Carrier on CD, but I never really got round to listening to it, the singles were decent though. I kind of lost interest after Kim did a bunk, although to be fair Paz has settled in nicely (after Kim Shattuck's awkward stint).

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Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 07:50:47 PM »
(with a tiny bit of a Sonic Youth vibe?).

Yeah, it's a gothier 'Sugar Cane' to my ears.


Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 08:49:17 PM »
I think it's a decent song albeit with a weak chorus.

Cafish Kate has the potential to be one of my favourite ever songs, very catchy. As far as the previous two albums go I think Plaster of Paris tops everything: short, sweet and fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9ivJ276Xg

Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2019, 09:58:43 PM »
Get in Graveyard Hill

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Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 10:06:56 PM »
it's AWF

Shaky

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Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 12:51:59 AM »
As far as the previous two albums go I think Plaster of Paris tops everything: short, sweet and fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9ivJ276Xg

I'd forgotten about that one, it does have a lovely chorus.

Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 08:17:27 PM »
I preferred Motherbanger.

Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2019, 08:43:22 PM »
Catfish Kate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzMff4KMf88

A nice melding of Holiday Song and Custom All The Way (both of which would feature in my top 20 songs Charles Thompson has ever written). Production still sounds a bit iffy though.

Twed

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Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 08:50:44 PM »
All new Pixies songs are pleasant tunes... completely lacking any of the energy or magic of the band's original run.

I find new Pixies releases depressing. Never bad, but just completely unnecessary and lifeless. New Super Mario Bros. U when I want SMB3.

The band needs Kim. Bam Thwok wasn't perfect but it was the last thing Pixies did that felt right.

Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 10:09:12 PM »
I agree that a lot of the new Pixies songs lack energy but Kim was the death knell of the band. Her antics just sounded pure poisonous.

Twed

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Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 10:10:36 PM »
I don't know about any of that, but I'm a listener and not their therapist. Maybe that poison is why the songs were good.

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Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 11:04:02 PM »
what is point

they sound like every other dull indie band now

Re: New Pixies single & album
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2019, 11:50:04 AM »
I agree that a lot of the new Pixies songs lack energy but Kim was the death knell of the band. Her antics just sounded pure poisonous.

What were her antics?