Pixies Announce New EP, Release New Video

Posted January 3rd, 2014 by pat

The Pixies — now with 100 percent more Paz Lenchnatin! — released to their website yesterday a new EP. The oh-so-cleverly named EP-2 is the follow-up to last year’s abysmal EP-1. (Which, if you’re anything like me, you were able to block from your mind with repeated listens to “Distance Equals Rate Times Time.”)

If nothing else, “Blue-Eyed Hexe,” the video for which is above, is miles better than the awful, awful “Bagboy.” It even starts off in classic late-era Pixies form: The herky-jerk tempo and meaty power chords and Frank Black’s monotone delivery are reminiscent of “UMass.” The chorus is kind of drekky, all cock-rock sleaze, but there’s a reason for that.

“Gil [Norton, who produced the EP] wanted a swagger,” says Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago, “he wanted the guitar solo to sound like you’re going to have sex with this blue-eyed hexe.”

Well, that explains that, I guess. (Snark aside, the solo’s actually one of Santiago’s better in-recent-memory solos.)

EP-2 is available for download on the Pixies website. The Pixies are on tour in Canadan and the states through March — the northern dates get FIDLAR as the opener; the Southeast and Midwest get Cults; and the West Coast gets Best Coast.

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  • 1 Eric Greenwood // Jan 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Agreed. Much less terrible than “Bagboy.”