At 48, Pixies singer Black Francis has either lost or abandoned his flair for sounding like the most unhinged man in indie rock. On "Indie Cindy," off this four-song EP, he declares himself "the burgermeister of purgatory." But like Joey Santiago's stocky washes of distorted guitar, he sounds more collected than the circumstances demand. That's no way to get Cindy back, Francis.
From The Archives Issue 1192: September 26, 2013