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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  04:49:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Pixies Mulling Return to Studio, Future
Touring Plans

by Gary Graff, Detroit | February 14, 2011 5:20 EST

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As the Pixies gear up for the next leg of their "Doolittle" tour
celebrating the 20th anniversary of the landmark album, the
group members are divided about giving a similar treatment to
another of its albums.

"Everyone is asking, 'What's gonna be next?' " drummer David Lovering
tells Billboard.com. "We're not even finished with this yet, but we've been
talking about doing (1988's) 'Surfa Rosa;' I think that would be second on
our list of the best Pixies albums we've ever had. I actually like 'Surfa
Rosa' better; it's a dynamic record, it's all over the place, a lot of my
favorite songs are on there. That one's even older than 'Doolittle,' so
maybe we'll wait for the 30-year anniversary or something."

Guitarist Joey Santiago, however, says he's not been privy to any "Surfa
Rosa" possibilities and jokes that the Pixies' next full-album concert "may
be 'Exile on Main Street." But seriously, folks, Santiago claims that
playing another Pixies album in its entirety "hasn't been a discussion
point. Maybe we'll go back to the old-fashioned way and just do a set of

The Pixies, who started giving "Doolittle" its due in the fall of 2009, will
recreate the album again starting April 9 in Halifax, with 13 Canadian
shows and a trio of U.S. dates -- in Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Paul,
Minn. -- before wrapping up May 3 in Vancouver.

"It's just been going great," Lovering says of the "Doolittle" dates. "It's one
of our best, and one of the ones that people accept as being supposedly
a classic album. And we're still hitting places we haven't hit yet. People
have been waiting to hear it and asking us to come to their cities to do it,
and we have a lot of fun with it, so why not?"

Lovering and Santiago expect the upcoming tour to close out the
"Doolittle" cycle. And while the Pixies are comfortable to continue as a
touring band, both acknowledge that "there's talk" about a new Pixies
album, which will be the group's first studio effort since 1991's "Trompe le

"It's still up in the air," Lovering says. "We've been talking about this for
about three years now, actually. I don't know if it will come to fruition; I'm
waiting and waiting to see what will happen. All I can say is if there is
one, it better be good. We'd really have to work at it."

Santiago says the Pixies are waiting for "some kind of spark" to
encourage them to get serious about a new album. "We're waiting for that,
like, 'a-ha!' moment," he explains. "I'm already there. It's just a matter of
timing and everything aligning. There's days where I think it could happen
and other days I go, 'The shit's never gonna happen.' I guess there's a
little pressure from the legacy thing. Sure there is. But I don't think there's
any preconceived thing that anyone could expect us to do. The
possibilities are pretty wide open, I'd say."

Edited by - Carl on 02/15/2011 04:51:04

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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  06:52:52  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'd actually buy tickets for an Exile show...


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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  06:58:25  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
'Surfa Rosa' really? That's not what my CD says Mr. Gary Graff at Billboard.

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Edited by - Thomas on 02/15/2011 06:58:45
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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  15:32:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think IMHO they should give Surfa Rosa and Dülittle a little break, and bring out the Bossanova, Trompe le Monde and B-Sides tunes! =)

Edited by - Levitated on 02/15/2011 15:32:52
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Posted - 03/12/2011 :  07:37:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bossanova tour would be incredible, it is a very complicated album and just sounds great.

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Posted - 03/13/2011 :  08:00:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What else could he be making with all his free time if not a new Pixies album? Please don't tell me that he's too busy, with 5 kids and what not.
New Pixies album or just stay home (and record new black francis stuff for our enjoyment).
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