Surprise! The Pixies Release New Single Bagboy


The Pixies

Just a few weeks ago we reported on legendary alternative rock band The Pixies announcing the departure of bassist Kim Deal. Since the band hadn't toured since 2011, we had a feeling The Pixies were plotting a return and today the group has released new music for the first time since 2004.

The Pixies are sharing "Bagboy" as a free MP3 download and have unveiled a video for the tune put together by LAMAR+NIK. It sure sounds like Deal was involved in the recording, at least on the backing vocals. Pixies front man Black Francis shares details about the track:

The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’ Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting. The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.

Here's the video for "Bagboy":

You can download an MP3 of the track via this widget:

[Published on: 6/28/13]

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