The Pixies have announced via their twitter account the release of their first new song in nine years. The new tune “Bagboy” is available for free download in exchange for your email address. The Pixies have also released a video for “Bagboy” (Watch Below), what a treat! Frontman Frank Black released this statement about the new song which was recorded last October.
“The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’ Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square… I thought that was kind of interesting. The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.”
Shortly after the Pixies reunited in 2004 the song “Bam Thwok” was released on iTunes. For whatever reason the song has been played live infrequently throughout the past nine years. The only other new song to surface was the cover of Warren Zevon’s “Ain’t That Pretty At All.”
The new song “Bagboy” comes two weeks after the news that bassist Kim Deal had quit the band. Is this the last song the Pixies will ever record together, or is this only the beginning of here we go again?
Does this mean a new album? Tour? Will they be at Coachella 2014?
The new Pixies track ‘Bagboy’ can be downloaded at http://pixiesmusic.com/new/.