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EP 2

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January 14, 2014

It's not quite the Pixies; more like spray-on Pixies. As with EP 1, released last fall, this four-song set feels like a faint echo of the band's later albums, 1990's Bossanova and 1991's Trompe le Monde, lacking those records' frizzy menace, zany propulsion and memorable tunes. "Blue Eyed Hexe" wanly recapitulates that voodoo that they used to do so well, with guitarist Joey Santiago bringing sidelong scorch, and on "Greens and Blues" Black Francis sorta summons the screaming menace of old. But the mythic sea creature he plays in the lyrics is less punk-Poseidon, god of mythic ruination, than soggy misfit, "wasting your time, just talking to you." Like the EP itself, he's unsure why he's here or where he's going.

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