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The iconic Pixies forged an influential path for alt-rock during their first era, while their post 2004 reunion has seen them alchemize more sophisticated dark arts - a return which has them add another three UK Top 10 albums to the three they achieved on their first run. Now as fired up as ever before, Pixies will release their eighth studio album ‘Doggerel’ on September 30th via BMG, including lead single ‘There’s a Moon On’.

‘Doggerel’ is a mature yet visceral record of gruesome folk, ballroom pop and brutal rock, haunted by the ghosts of affairs and indulgences, driven wild by cosmic forces and envisioning digital afterlives where no God has provided one. And all the while, right there on the news, another distant storm approaches.

TRACK LISTING

1. Nomatterday
2. Vault Of Heaven
3. Dregs Of The Wine
4. Haunted House
5. Get Simulated
6. The Lord Has Come Back Today
7. Thunder And Lightning
8. There’s A Moon On
9. Pagan Man
10. Who’s More Sorry Now?
11. You’re Such A Sadducee
12. Doggerel

Pixies

Live From Coachella 2004 (RSD22 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    140g Orange and Yellow Marbled Vinyl - first time on vinyl.

    After a decade-long hiatus, alternative rock legends Pixies reunited for a triumphant set at Coachella 2004. Hitting the stage before a headline set by Radiohead, Pixies delivered a now iconic performance packed full of classic tracks including "Where Is My Mind?", "Here Comes Your Man" and "Debaser".

    Now released on vinyl for the very first time, this Record Store Day exclusive features the epic 20-song set pressed on two 140g yellow and orange marbled vinyl with an etching on side D.

    Pixies

    Live In Brixton

      11 years after their acrimonious split, Pixies returned for an acclaimed sold-out reunion tour. ‘Live In Brixton’ brings together the complete recordings of all four shows from Pixies’ legendary run at the iconic London venue.

      Available on vinyl for the very first time, each show is pressed on two heavyweight 180g vinyl and housed in a wide spine sleeve with printed inner bags. 

      This special edition version is pressed on clear vinyl with coloured splatters and is exclusive to indie retailers. 

      Each show has been newly mastered for this release by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering at AIR 

      Includes a 24-page booklet featuring photographs and new artwork, plus memories and paraphernalia from fans who attended the Brixton gigs 

      Also includes a 68cm x 48cm fold-out poster featuring the new ‘Live In Brixton’ boxset artwork 

      All housed within a deluxe slipcase box featuring silver foil detailing

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: If there's one thing I don't need to tell you about the Pixies live in Brixton, it's that it features the Pixies, playing live in Brixton. What I could tell you is that it sounds great, and is a stunning looking vinyl box or an 8Cd (!?) boxset.. and has all those Pixies tunes on it that are brilliant, but more live than on the records. It's THE PIXIES, LIVE and it's obviously brilliant.

      TRACK LISTING

      June 2nd, 2004
      LP 1 And 2
      Side A
      1. Winterlong
      2. Nimrod's Son
      3. The Holiday Song
      4. Here Comes Your Man
      5. Vamos
      Side B
      1. In Heaven
      2. Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
      3. I Bleed
      4. Monkey Gone To Heaven
      5. Bone Machine
      6. Velouria
      7. Dead
      Side C
      1. No. 13 Baby
      2. Subbacultcha
      3. Gouge Away
      4. Caribou
      5. Hey
      6. Cactus
      7. River Euphrates
      Side D
      1. Debaser
      2. Broken Face
      3. Something Against You
      4. Tame
      5. Gigantic
      6. Wave Of Mutilation
      7. Into The White

      June 3rd, 2004
      LP 3 And 4
      Side A
      1. La La Love You
      2. Ed Is Dead
      3. Here Comes Your Man
      4. Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
      5. Crackity Jones
      6. Isla De Encanta
      7. Something Against You
      8. Broken Face
      9. Mr. Grieves
      Side B
      1. Hey
      2. Is She Weird
      3. Gouge Away
      4. Tame
      5. Debaser
      6. Bone Machine
      7. Levitate Me
      8. Monkey Gone To Heaven
      Side C
      1. Velouria
      2. I Bleed
      3. Gigantic
      4. Nimrod's Son
      5. Vamos
      6. Where Is My Mind?
      Side D
      1. U-Mass
      2. Wave Of Mutilation
      3. No. 13 Baby
      4. Caribou
      5. Cactus
      6. Into The White

      June 4th, 2004
      LP 5 And 6
      Side A
      1. Bone Machine
      2. Crackity Jones
      3. River Euphrates
      4. Wave Of Mutilation
      5. Monkey Gone To Heaven
      6. I Bleed
      7. Caribou
      8. Cactus
      Side B
      1. Broken Face
      2. Something Against You
      3. Isla De Encanta
      4. Hey
      5. No. 13 Baby
      6. Dead
      7. U-Mass
      8. Gigantic
      Side C
      1. Velouria
      2. Ed Is Dead
      3. In Heaven
      4. Where Is My Mind?
      5. Mr. Grieves
      6. Here Comes Your Man
      7. The Holiday Song
      Side D
      1. Vamos
      2. Into The White
      3. Gouge Away
      4. Debaser
      5. Tame
      6. Planet Of Sound

      June 5th, 2004
      LP 7 And 8
      Side A
      1. Head On
      2. U-Mass
      3. Monkey Gone To Heaven
      4. Cactus
      5. Caribou
      6. No. 13 Baby
      7. Broken Face
      8. Crackity Jones
      Side B
      1. Isla De Encanta
      2. Something Against You
      3. Hey
      4. Mr. Grieves
      5. I Bleed
      6. Velouria
      7. Dead
      Side C
      1. Gouge Away
      2. Tame
      3. Gigantic
      4. River Euphrates
      5. Debaser
      6. Wave Of Mutilation
      7. In Heaven
      8. Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
      Side D
      1. Where Is My Mind?
      2. Blown Away
      3. Here Comes Your Man
      4. The Holiday Song
      5. Vamos

      Pixies

      Trompe Le Monde

        On this final album from The Pixies, Frank Black explores his sci-fi fascination in his usual quirky, cryptic style. Less abrasive than previous releases and with more depth emotionally, "Trompe Le Monde" is a rousing swan song that opened the flood gates for alternative rock bands to finally break through into the mainstream. The Pixies still remain one of the most influential rock bands of the last 20 years.

        Pixies

        Beneath The Eyrie

          For album number three post-2004 reformation, Pixies have gone concept. Black Francis, meet Black Magic. Beneath the Eyrie is a haunted kind of album. Recorded in four weeks at Dreamland Studio (a former church in New York state), the album is filled with gothic imagery and thoughts of death – and whatever it is that comes after that. Grunge folk tales abound, like on ‘Catfish Kate’, an infectious epic sprung from a family legend about a woman caught in a fight to the death with (ready for this?) a catfish, emerging victorious in the track’s final minute wearing its still-bloodied skin like a robe. Pixies have said the album is their Blair Witch, and it’s true that there is darkness in every corner. Thematically speaking, Beneath the Eyrie revolves around two Ds; death, and divorce. Still, it’s hardly a miserable listen – this is Pixies, after all. Even the bitter Nick Cave growl of ‘Bird of Prey’ is offset by light backing vocals and a practically sunny guitar intro, turning it into something more longing than savage. This is one of those ‘Divorce’ songs, even if the band didn’t quite know it at the time of writing. The idea of love’s labours lost seep through.

          Beneath the Eyrie marks the closure of all kinds of chapters, real and imagined alike. Campfire sing-along closer ‘Death Horizon’ brings endings like falling dominoes – dead relationships, dead human race, dead earth. The twanging, Western atmosphere also comes through on prowling ‘Head Carrier’ holdover ‘Silver Bullet’ (which may or may not be Pixies’ first werewolf anthem), while ‘Long Rider’ takes that same swagger on the road and throws its lot in with surf-rock. The latter is one of the record’s high points, catchy and rollicking enough to warrant consecutive plays. It’s a particular gift, this merging of genres. A careful balance of reinvention and heritage makes the album both fresh and familiar. ‘Los Surfers Muertos’ especially slips into the musical path the band laid long ago, while also paying fitting tribute to a friend who died while they were recording. It’s celebration of life, rather than a Danse macabre.

          So sure there’s heartbreak and loss on Beneath the Eyrie, but also buoyancy and love. The one is the trade-off for the other. For all it’s lurking sprites and werewolves, the album is a salve. Feeling cursed? The witch doctor will see you now. - Loud And Quiet

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: It's only the bloody PIXIES again isn't it! In possibly their most on-brand release since their reformation in 2004, 'Beneath The Eyrie' has the gothic appeal of their early works, the production elements we expect from modern rock and / or roll and Black's voice on top form. It's a triumph in every way, and hopefully the trajectory they'll continue upon is clear. Stunner!

          TRACK LISTING

          1. In The Arms Of Mrs Mark Of Cain
          2. On Graveyard Hill
          3. Catfish Kate
          4. This Is My Fate
          5. Ready For Love
          6. Silver Bullet
          7. Long Rider
          8. Los Surfers Muertos
          9. St. Nazaire
          10. Bird Of Prey
          11. Daniel Boone
          12. Death Horizon

          VINYL:
          Side A:
          1. In The Arms Of Mrs Mark Of Cain
          2. On Graveyard Hill
          3. Catfish Kate
          4. This Is My Fate
          5. Ready For Love
          6. Silver Bullet
          Side B:
          7. Long Rider
          8. Los Surfers Muertos
          9. St. Nazaire
          10. Bird Of Prey
          11. Daniel Boone
          12. Death Horizon

          30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Pixies’ Debut EP and Album, Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, includes Bonus 1986 Radio Concert Live From The Fallout Shelter

          “An unparalleled example of rule-smashing innovation in independent music.” Pitchfork

          “Smack in between hardcore punk and alternative, their secret weapon was leaping from sweet to screaming, driving a spike into Eighties rock.” Rolling Stone

          “Surfer Rosa quickly cemented itself as a must-have album (and) 30 years on, its aged into timelessness rather than becoming a period piece.” The Quietus

          It’s been thirty years since the release of Surfer Rosa – a record made up of rage, religion, gore, incest and superheroes named Tony – a debut album so good that it’s since seen as a masterpiece. A year prior came Come On Pilgrim, an eight-track mini-album released in 1987 which contained cuts culled from their first ever studio session, where they famously recorded seventeen tracks in just three days (in full, this session makes up the band’s much bootlegged and now officially released The Purple Tape).

          These formative records showed the Pixies to be an alien breed; four oddball outsiders from Boston blending US underground thrash rock, indie surf pop and Spanish-language flamenco with the Biblical mythology of Frances’s childhood. They would go on to record another masterpiece in 1989’s Doolittle but it’s the gruesome glory of Surfer Rosa, and the ruined sexuality of its cover image (a topless flamenco dancer in a crumbling Mexican bar) that set a fresh blueprint for an indie rock dynamism that not only planted the seeds of grunge (Kurt Cobain would admit that he was trying to imitate the record while writing Nevermind) but of much of the best rock music made since.

          To celebrate this milestone, Pixies are playing fi ve sold-out intimate shows at London’s Roundhouse this October and preceding them is the release of Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa, the thirtieth anniversary edition which contains Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa and Live From The Fallout Shelter, a concert-cum-session that first aired in late-1986 on WJUL in Lowell, MA.

          In addition to both a three CD and three LP edition, there’s also a super-limited and stunning deluxe clothbound hardbook three LP version, which will be a must for all fans. Like all other Pixies sleeves, Vaughan Oliver returns as designer, stunningly reinterpreting his original artwork with Simon Larbalestier’s iconic photographs remaining these record’s crowning glory.

          TRACK LISTING

          CD1/LP1
          Caribou
          Vamos (Pilgrim)
          Isla De Encanta
          Ed Is Dead
          The Holiday Song
          Nimrod's Son
          I've Been Tired
          Levitate Me

          CD2/LP2
          Bone Machine
          Break My Body
          Something Against You
          Broken Face
          Gigantic
          River Euphrates
          Where Is My Mind?
          Cactus
          Tony's Theme
          Oh My Golly!
          Vamos (Surfer Rosa)
          I'm Amazed
          Brick Is Red

          CD3/LP3
          Holiday Song (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          I'm Amazed (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Rock A My Soul (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Isla De Encanta (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Caribou (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Broken Face (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Subbacultcha (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Build High (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Ed Is Dead (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Nimrod's Son (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Down To The Well (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          I've Been Tired (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Boom Chicka Boom (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Vamos (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          In Heaven (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
          Pixies Interview (Live From The Fallout Shelter) (CD Only)

          Pixies

          Head Carrier - Deluxe Edition

            Sophomore ‘post reunion’ album from the alt-rock legends, their first new music since 2014’s Indie Cindy.

            This 12 track record showcases the band’s unique mixture of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance  and surf rock.

            Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Killing Joke) and recorded at London’s Rak Studios.

            Paz Lenchantin, the band’s touring bassist since early 2014 (and previously a member of A Perfect Circle and Zwan amongst others) is now a permanent member of the band and her cool vocals can be heard on the album, most notably on ‘All I Think About Now’ on which she takes the lead.


            TRACK LISTING

            Head Carrier
            Classic Masher
            Baal’s Back
            Might As Well Be Gone
            Oona
            Talent
            Tenement Song
            Bel Esprit
            All I Think About Now
            Um Chagga Lagga
            Plaster Of Paris
            All The Saints

            Pixies

            Head Carrier

              Sophomore ‘post reunion’ album from the alt-rock four piece, their first new music since 2014’s Indie Cindy. 

              This 12 track record showcases the band’s unique mixture of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance + surf rock. 

              Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Killing Joke) and recorded at London’s Rak Studios.

              Paz Lenchantin, the band’s touring bassist since early 2014 (and previously a member of A Perfect Circle and Zwan amongst others) is now a permanent member of the band and her cool vocals can be heard on the album, most notably on ‘All I Think About Now’ on which she takes the lead. 

              All artwork designed by renowned graphic artist Vaughan Oliver at V23

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: The Pixies are back! Songs like 'Classic Masher' show a much more melodic leaning, harmonied chorus' and repeated one-note guitar squeals over Black's trademark vocals. 'Talent' is a moody and rocking punk number, driven and aggressive guitars power through their three-chord foundations while 'All I Think About Now' is sung exclusively by Paz Lenchantin (One time Corgan affiliate and one third of A Perfect Circle) and is instantly reminiscent of the early energy and vocal stylings of Surfer Rosa or Doolittle. A brilliant (second) comeback, and a great sign for the future.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Head Carrier
              2. Classic Masher
              3. Baal’s Back
              4. Might As Well Be Gone
              5. Oona
              6. Talent
              7. Tenement Song
              8. Bel Esprit
              9. All I Think About Now
              10. Um Chagga Lagga
              11. Plaster Of Paris
              12. All The Saints

              To celebrate its 25th anniversary, 4AD release PIXIES: Doolittle 25, a deluxe, three-disc package that brings together for the first time all the album's B-sides, Peel Sessions and demos from the time, along with the original album. Nearly half of the tracks on this album are being commercially released for the first time.

              Doolittle, the second studio album from Pixies - Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Loverng - was to prove a pivotal moment for both band and the wider scene. For the few years prior, the band had enjoyed cult status in their homeland with their early records having to find their way in to the US on import. Their secret was well and truly out in 1989 though when their British label (4AD) joined forces with American giant Elektra in time for Doolittle to receive a full domestic release.

              Produced by Gil Norton and recorded between two studios (Downtown Recorders in Boston MA and Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT) in late-1988, Doolittle was an instant hit, containing some of the band’s most memorable singles (‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, ‘Here Comes Your Man’, ‘Debaser’). A slow-burn success story followed, helping them to sell in excess of a million copies in the US alone.

              An important record, included among the many plaudits thrown Doolittle’s way was Pitchfork ranking it at Number 4 in their Best Albums of the 80s poll, while NME writers in 2004 named it their Second Best Album of All Time. The band toured Doolittle in 2009 to celebrate its 20th birthday and 5 years on from then, it’s now time to give it the deluxe release treatment it deserves.

              Like all other Pixies sleeves before it, Vaughan Oliver returns to oversee its design, reinterpreting his original artwork and Simon Larbalestier’s photographs to create a stunning design using metallic ink.

              TRACK LISTING

              CD1 (Original Album)
              Debaser
              Tame
              Wave Of Mutilation
              I Bleed
              Here Comes Your Man
              Dead
              Monkey Gone To Heaven
              Mr. Grieves
              Crackity Jones
              La La Love You
              No. 13 Baby
              There Goes My Gun
              Hey
              Silver
              Gouge Away

              CD2 (B-Sides, Peel Sessions & Demos)
              Manta Ray
              Weird At My School
              Dancing The Manta Ray
              Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
              Into The White
              Bailey's Walk
              Dead
              Tame
              There Goes My Gun
              Manta Ray
              Into The White
              Wave Of Mutilation
              Down To The Well

              CD3 
              (B-Sides, Peel Sessions & Demos)
              Debaser
              Tame
              Wave Of Mutilation
              I Bleed
              Here Comes Your Man
              Dead
              Monkey Gone To Heaven
              Mr. Grieves
              Crackity Jones
              La La Love You
              No. 13 Baby (Viva La Loma Rica)
              There Goes My Gun
              Hey
              Silver
              Gouge Away
              Bailey's Walk
              My Manta Ray Is All Right
              Santo
              Weird At My School
              Wave Of Mutilation
              No. 13 Baby
              Debaser
              Gouge Away

              LP1 (Original Album)
              Debaser
              Tame
              Wave Of Mutilation
              I Bleed
              Here Comes Your Man
              Dead
              Monkey Gone To Heaven
              Mr. Grieves
              Crackity Jones
              La La Love You
              No. 13 Baby
              There Goes My Gun
              Hey
              Silver
              Gouge Away

              LP2 (B-Sides, Peel Sessions & Demos)
              Manta Ray
              Weird At My School
              Dancing The Manta Ray
              Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
              Into The White
              Bailey's Walk
              Dead
              Tame
              There Goes My Gun
              Manta Ray
              Into The White
              Wave Of Mutilation
              Down To The Well

              LP3 (B-Sides, Peel Sessions & Demos)
              Debaser
              Tame
              Wave Of Mutilation
              I Bleed
              Here Comes Your Man
              Dead
              Monkey Gone To Heaven
              Mr. Grieves
              Crackity Jones
              La La Love You
              No. 13 Baby (Viva La Loma Rica)
              There Goes My Gun
              Hey
              Silver
              Gouge Away
              My Manta Ray Is All Right
              Santo
              Weird At My School

              After more than twenty years, and following two recent EPs and an extensive touring plot, the hugely influential and iconic Pixies mark their return with ‘Indie Cindy’, their first full-length album since 1991’s ‘Trompe le Monde’.

              Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales with long-time producer Gil Norton (‘Doolittle’, ‘Bossa Nova’ and ‘Trompe le Monde’), ‘Indie Cindy’ is available on gatefold heavyweight double vinyl (including CD) and CD.

              All artwork conceived by celebrated graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, who designed all previous Pixies album artwork (in addition to Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, The Breeders).

              Featuring the classic Pixies recipe of soft / loud dynamics, darkly comical lyrics and insanely catchy riffs, these 12 tracks are sure to win over die hard fans and newcomers alike.

              TRACK LISTING

              What Goes Boom
              Greens And Blues
              Indie Cindy
              Bagboy
              Magdalena 318
              Silver Snail
              Blue Eyed Hexe
              Ring The Bell
              Another Toe In The
              Ocean
              Andro Queen
              Snakes
              Jaime Bravo

              Pixies

              Doolittle

              "Doolittle" was the follow up to their ground breaking debut "Surfer Rosa" and basically continued where that one left off. With a slightly more refined sound, less raw and more melodic (even more pop!), arty and with strange twists and turns, it was probably their most successful album. Includes "Debaser", "Here Comes Your Man", "Monkey Gone To Heaven".

              TRACK LISTING

              1 Debaser
              2 Tame
              3 Wave Of Mutilation
              4 I Bleed
              5 Here Comes Your Man
              6 Dead
              7 Monkey Gone To Heaven
              8 Mr. Grieves
              9 Crackity Jones
              10 La La Love You
              11 No 13 Baby
              12 There Goes My Gun
              13 Hey
              14 Silver

              15
              Gouge Away

              Pixies

              Come On Pilgrim

                The debut release from the Pixies, and what a mini album this was. I can still remember the first time I heard this, thinkin' what sort of man could make such a screaming noise with his voice without collapsing in pain!!! And when you couple that the amazingly intense, highly strung and at times violent music then it's no wonder that the Pixies went on from here to become one of the best bands ever!!!! A classic and no messin!!!

                Pixies

                Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of

                  During their brief career (1987 – 1992) Pixies released one mini-album ("Come On Pilgrim"), four full length albums ("Surfer Rosa", "Doolittle", "Bossanova" and "Trompe Le Monde") and a handful of singles. Posthumous releases have included "Complete B-sides" (self explanatory) and "Pixies at the BBC", a compilation of radio sessions. "Wave Of Mutilation: Best of Pixies" runs (almost) chronologically and expands on the previous compilation, "Death To The Pixies". The recordings still sound completely fresh and unique and inevitably there are half a dozen tracks from "Doolittle", the record that NME proclaimed the 'second best album ever'. There's also a couple of B sides, the live favourite "Into The White" and, to end the sonic assault on a poignant note, a cover of Neil Young's "Winterlong".

                  Pixies

                  Bossa Nova

                    Originally released in 1990, "Bossanova" was seen as something of a let-down initially, (it was always going to be tough following such a huge album as "Doolittle") but Frank Black has since said it's his favourite. There are rockers here but it's on the mellower moments that they really excel.


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