The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group’s first record was Come on Pilgrim, followed by the full-length album Surfer Rosa, released in 1988. The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. The current lineup is comprised of Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal, and David Lovering.
About Pixies (band) in brief
The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The original lineup comprised Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering. The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. The Pixies’ music is known for its dynamic \”loud-quiet\” shifts and song structures. They achieved modest popularity in the US, but were more successful in Europe. Their jarring pop sound influenced acts such as Nirvana, Radiohead, the Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer. The group’s first record was Come on Pilgrim, followed by the full-length album Surfer Rosa, released in 1988. In 2005, the band toured Europe with Throwing Muses in support of their second album, Death at Fiddler’s Fiddler, which was certified Gold in the U.S. by the RIAA. In 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; she was replaced the same year by Paz Lenchantin, who became a permanent member in 2016. The first Pixies album was recorded by Steve Albini, completed in two weeks, and released in early 1988. It was the band’s first album to be released in Europe; both Melody Maker and Sounds gave the album an early critical acclaim. The album was also the first to be certified Gold by the BPI, and was released in the UK in early 1989. It is the only Pixies record to have been released on the independent record label 4AD, which later signed the band to its own record label, 4AD Records.
The second album was released by 4AD in 1990, and it was the first Pixie album to receive a Gold certification. The third and fourth Pixies albums were released in 1991 and 1992, respectively, and both were released on 4AD’s own label, Rascals. The fourth and fifth albums were both released in 1994, and the sixth and seventh in 1995, and they were both on the label’s independent label, 3rd Avenue. The last album, Come On Pilgrim, came out in 1998, and is the last Pixies release before the group’s break-up. The fifth and final album, Come on Pilgrim was released in 1999, and the band’s last album was Surfer Rosa in 2000. The sixth and final record, Surfer Rosa, was released in 2003, and received critical acclaim in the United States and Europe, but not as well in the rest of the world. They have since released two more albums, Sex and Death at Fiddler and Death at Death at Fiddler’s beginning and Fiddler Fiddler at the beginning of the year, and two more in 2008 and 2009. The current lineup is comprised of Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal, and David Lovering. Francis is the primary songwriter; his often surreal lyrics cover offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, incest, and biblical violence.