Iconic alt rockers the Pixies snuck out a new four track EP in the dead of night, just 12 days before their headlining slot at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park. It is the band’s first release since 1991, a year bookmarked by the fall of the Soviet Union and the release of “Father of the Bride.”
The band made a low-key announcement about the surprise EP on social media shortly after 1 a.m. CST and social media took care of it from there. It is immediately available as a digital download for $4. An $18 limited edition vinyl print is also available.
Noticeably missing from the EP is “Bagboy,” a song released in June that marked the first new Pixies material in nine years. That makes five new Pixies songs this summer, practically a third of an album!
This is probably the best music news that will come all week so you should probably listen to one of the new tracks below.
- Andro Queen
- Another Toe
- Indie Cindy
- What Goes Boom