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Pixies - Snakes (Live on 89.3 The Current)
Pixies - Silver Snail (Live on 89.3 The Current)
Pixies - Greens and Blues (Live on 89.3 The Current)
In 2004, the Pixies reunited for the first time since 1991, beginning their tour with a legendary show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. This time around, the iconic rockers Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering and new bassist Paz Lenchantin visited the State Theatre on Saturday in support of their new album, Indie Cindy.
This album marks another milestone in the band's history, as it is their first new album in 23 years. Indie Cindy was released in April of 2014, and is a compilation of sorts, putting together three extended play releases EP1, EP2, and EP3 that were slowly rolled out over the previous half a year.
The group began work on the songs when bassist Kim Deal was still with the band. Black Francis recalls, "About two years ago we managed to all get in the studio together … and only three of us emerged from the studio afterwards" (referring to the famous departure of the founding bassist).
They stopped by The Current studio before Saturday's show to chat with Mac Wilson about the new album. Listen to the feature audio for the full conversation, along with more stripped-down versions of tunes from Indie Cindy (with Lenchantin trading in her bass for a violin).
"Greens and Blues"
All songs off the Pixies' latest album, Indie Cindy, out now via Pixies Music.
Hosted by Mac Wilson
Produced by Lindsay Kimball
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Web feature by Daniel Nass
- Black Francis performs live in The Current studio Frank Black, Black Francis, Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV. Call him what you will because he doesn't mind. He's the iconic lead singer of the cult favorites The Pixies with a successful solo career and an album with his side project, Grand Duchy.
- Frank Black performs live in The Current in studio He's now spent more time as solo artist Frank Black than he ever did as Pixies front man Black Francis. His solo work, however, has never gotten the same attention. While he hopes his newest album Fast Man Raider Man will change that, he's just happy making music.
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