Watch Wayne Coyne Sing 'Life on Mars?' Atop Chewbacca

April 1, 2016

The Flaming Lips, Michael Stipe, Pixies, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and many more were among the artists to take the stage Thursday night at Carnegie Hall in the first of two all-star Music of David Bowie tributes. At the event, the Flaming Lips covered...



See Pixies Play 'Planet of Sound,' New 'Um Chagga Lagga'

June 2, 2015

"Are we serious enough?" Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago asks, midway into the band's chuckle-filled interview with Rolling Stone. "'Are we serious enough?!' We're Pixies!" frontman Black Francis interjects. "We are by definition Pixies in our temperament:...

Album Review

Doolittle 25

January 20, 2015

This three-disc 25th-anniversary package gives the Pixies' surreal 1989 breakthrough the monument it deserves. Along with the original LP, B sides and Peel Session performances illuminate the frenetic process leading up to classics like "Debaser" and...


Pixies Promise New Music on North American Tour

February 23, 2015

Last April, Pixies released Indie Cindy, their first new album in 23 years. They also toured the world with their new touring bassist, Paz Lenchantin, following the departure of founding member Kim Deal (and subsequent replacement Kim Shattuck)....



Pixies Reveal 'Doolittle 25' Featuring Unreleased Demos

October 16, 2014

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark 1989 LP Doolittle, the reunited Pixies embarked on a long tour where they played their second album in its entirety along with all its original B-sides. Doolittle's 25th birthday has rolled...


Weird Al's Album Covers Get Illustrated

July 29, 2014

"Weird Al" Yankovic's viral video extravaganza may be over, but that doesn't mean the celebration behind his first number one album, Mandatory Fun has to end. In honor of pop's top parodist, the folks at whiteboard video animation company TruScribe have...


The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...


Black Rock: The Best of Pixies

May 14, 2014

When Pixies arrived in the late Eighties, the group's sound — a controlled-demolition blast of razorblade guitars and from-the-gut howls — was so instantly epochal, it earned them such fans as Kurt Cobain, Bono and Thom Yorke. Here's...

Album Review

Indie Cindy

April 29, 2014

How long were they supposed to wait? Ten years after the Pixies launched their reincarnation as a touring band, they've cranked out a new album – exactly what fans praised them for not doing back in 2004. It might seem like sacrilege, especially...


Pixies, Julian Casablancas Added to Coachella 2014

April 8, 2014

Organizers of this weekend's Coachella festival released set times for the upcoming three-day concert and gave attendees two extra reasons to celebrate the lineup. Find Out Where Pixies' 'Bossanova' Rank on Our 100 Best Albums of the Nineties Pixies and...


Watch the Pixies' 'Greens and Blues' Video

March 4, 2014

The video for "Greens and Blues," a track off Pixies' latest release, EP-2, tells a last-man-on-Earth story, but finds its protagonist to be the last slacker on Earth. Throughout most of the clip, the man – played by Mel Rodriguez (Panic Room, Little...

Album Review

EP 2

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...


Arcade Fire's Cover Streak Continues

August 20, 2014

Every date of Arcade Fire's North American Reflektor tour has featured a cover song tailored specifically to that city (or, in a pinch, that state), and the Canadian collective continued to deliver the geographic goods Monday night...


The Inevitable, Unfortunate Porn Parody of 'Weird Al''s 'UHF' Arrives

July 24, 2014

Thirty years into his career, "Weird Al" Yankovic has finally received two of the biggest honors a proprietor of pop parody can receive: His first ever number one record, and a parody of his own work. Unfortunately, the latter comes in the form...


Left of the Dial: The Best of Eighties College Rock

May 27, 2014

They came from places like Athens, Georgia, and Manchester, England: Bookish (and often brooding) alt-rock savants whose snarling attitude and sharp wits soon found a home among cool-kid radio stations across the land.


Kim and Kelley Deal Unplug 'Gigantic'

May 1, 2014

Kim Deal was on hand at Chicago's Reckless Records last month for Record Store Day, where she treated a group of fans to an acoustic rendition of the Pixies "Gigantic," her first performance of the track since leaving the band last year. Deal also received...


The Pixies Talk 'Indie Cindy,' Kim Deal

April 25, 2014

Showtime is barely two hours away for the Pixies, and Black Francis is frantically reorganizing beer in the mini-fridge. When a can falls to the floor, guitarist Joey Santiago kicks it hard across the trailer, and immediately shouts over his shoulder,...


Pixies Set to Release First Album in 23 Years

March 24, 2014

Pixies have officially announced their new album, Indie Cindy, their first full-length since 1991's Trompe le Monde. The 12-track, Gil Norton-produced LP will be released through the band's own label, Pixiesmusic, on April 29th (with...


Pixies Return Energized With New Touring Bassist

January 14, 2014

The Pixies couldn’t have picked a more welcoming place to test out a new lineup. Last night at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts, the band played a 33-song warm-up gig that was essentially a hometown show for frontman Black Francis,...



Black Francis Calls Pixies Lineup 'Private Shit'

December 17, 2013

Pixies frontman Black Francis pulled back the curtain somewhat on the recent firing of bassist Kim Shattuck – who replaced co-founder Kim Deal after she left in June –  in an interview with Yahoo!, saying that...