Pixies Release A Minotaur
The internet exploded with rumours this week that Pixies were releasing a new album - their first in 18 years - turns out the story was half true. Yes, Pixies are releasing something, but it doesn't contain any new material. The 'album' everyone has been excited about is actually a deluxe, collectors set featuring all their old albums. In other words: 'Come On Pilgrim' (1987), 'Surfer Rosa' (1988), 'Doolittle' (1989), 'Bossanova' (1990), and 'Trompe Le Monde' (1991).
The release is being compiled with the assistance of Artist In Residence - a design collective known for working on packaging for musicians. They've previously put together deluxe packaged versions of albums by Nine Inch Nails and Beck.
Although Pixies helped usher in the indie rock boom of the '90s, they disbanded (in 1993) before they got to see any real international success, or money. Eventually reforming in 2004, the band have been playing the international festival circuit ever since, performing classic indie tracks like'Debaser' and 'Gigantic' to aging hipsters. Still, they seem to be getting on reasonably well these days, so a new album from the group isn't as implausible as it may have once been.