Pixies are an alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. They formed in 1983 before temporarily disbanding in 1993 - the band reunited in 2004. Their 1988 album, Surfer Rosa, was the band's first full-length release. It has been cited as inspiration for many successful groups like Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. Fueled by two singles, "Gigantic" and "Where is My Mind," the album was re-released in 2005, and became certified gold in the U.S.
In September 2016, the Pixies released their 6th studio album Head Carrier. The band will be touring North America in 2017.
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Black Francis a.k.a. Frank Black (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass guitar, vocals) and David Lovering (drums) have been the group's continual members.
Francis was the Pixies' primary songwriter and singer; with a distinctly desperate, yowling delivery, he typically wrote cryptic songs about offbeat subjects, such as unidentified flying objects and surrealism. Violent Biblical imagery and references to mental instability, physical injury and incest also feature highly in much of his work. Deal contributed songs as well, and her often feathery voice acted as an oddly effective counterbalance to Francis.
Musically, it has been argued that the Pixies were ahead of their time. Right at the moment they were imploding, Nirvana was recording Nevermind, the album that would break alternative rock into the mainstream. There are substantial parallels between the two groups' sounds and Kurt Cobain was known to have been a fan - in fact, in a Rolling Stone interview he claimed "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was his failed attempt to write a Pixies song. This comment, allied with similar tributes by other alternative bands, generated a retrospective interest in the Pixies from the mainstream music-buying public.
In late 2005, the Pixies embarked on tour with Weezer across North America. They are currently planning to release a new album and have a number of concert dates scheduled.