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Helmut
= Cult of Ray =

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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  04:56:29  Show Profile  Click to see Helmut's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
This song is great, and we have 20 more new Pixies tunes to look forward to. Feels like a slightly unhinged old friend coming around for a visit, I have had it on repeat for the last hour and cannot fault it, a solid effort. I am glad they did one last album together and hope Kim rejoins for album number seven.
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shineoftheever
> Teenager of the Year <

Canada
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  04:59:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the song: opening seems very modern-era black francis (bluefinger/svn fingers) but when the guitars and backing vocals kick in it sounds like the pixies! i can see evolution from trompe to here musically but the lyrics and feel of the song seem quite a jump - hopefully some of the new songs will bridge the gap (for critics sake). i like this one.

the video: looked like fun. i'm guessing that's julian? for a second in the tub i thought it was violet....


20th Anniversary Tour; Teenager Of The Year: Live and Complete - Coming Soon in 2014 to your favorite venue!
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3302 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  05:15:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It sounds Duchy to me. I suppose it would be naive to think we'd be treated to pure Pixies-sounding songs, as someone else here mentioned, there's been 20 years of music history since Trompe.

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Broken Face
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USA
5155 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  05:22:18  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"The Seus" is a touchstone, certainly.

I'm surprised that the most "Pixies" element, sonically, is the 80's/early 90's drum sound, straight off of BOSSANOVA.

- Brian
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Helmut
= Cult of Ray =

315 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  05:23:11  Show Profile  Click to see Helmut's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
It sounds Pixies to me, bring on the album. Twenty years they continue to deliver, if this is there last effort at least it they have turned that question mark into a full stop. Kudos for doing one last album with the original line up.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5448 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  05:31:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it. Definitely sounds like Kim to me.
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  05:41:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know why but I was expecting something in the vein of Blown Away or Lovely Day. And doesn't anyone find the length 4.52 unusual?

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The Champ
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  05:45:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Certainly is better than most new bands garbage indie puke.
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The Champ
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
736 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  05:46:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And only pixies would make a song about bagboys, which is hilarious.
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TRANSMARINE
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2002 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  05:59:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't expect quick 2 minute songs like the Pixies of yesterday. They all clock in around 4 minutes which threw me off at first.

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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
779 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:01:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow, still impressed after 50 listens

I agree with many people here, it sounds like a natural evolution from Trompe Le Monde

in my opinion, drums are very produced (almost like in Smashing Pumpkins' Ava Adore)

I'm hearing Dig For Fire, Subbacultcha, The Seus (Charles Normal mix)
on the chorus I'm even hearing one of the guitar riffs of Winterlong!

So, yes I agree, "it sounds like everything BF has done from 1990 to 2011 condensed in 4'52"

As expected, it's one of the songs listed on BMI
Bag Boy
http://repertoire.bmi.com/title.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&keyID=14843406&ShowNbr=0&ShowSeqNbr=0&querytype=WorkID


French magazine Les Inrocks announces *big news* on Monday, July 1st, 10 AM (Paris time)
http://www.lesinrocks.com/2013/06/28/musique/un-nouveau-morceau-des-pixies-en-telechargement-et-plus-a-venir-11405846/


that can only mean one thing

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"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"
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Chris Knight
= Cult of Ray =

USA
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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:28:24  Show Profile  Visit Chris Knight's Homepage  Reply with Quote
no new album...? : http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/06/listen-and-download-the-pixies-first-new-single-in-nine-years-bagboy/

After several listens I actually really like the song. It's just unfortunate that the backing vocals (if they are in fact Jeremy Dubs) are likely an extremely impressive stand-in for Kim who was expected to return to the studio.
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ricj
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
101 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:34:04  Show Profile  Visit ricj's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Champ

And only pixies would make a song about bagboys, which is hilarious.



What is a bagboy anyway??
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Sprite
* Dog in the Sand *

1167 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:38:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I second that (but was afraid to ask....)
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

1026 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:46:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A guy who bags your groceries. That's the term I'm familiar with.

Listened to the beginning and then stopped; I'm going to wait to hear it on the new album. Took quite a bit of will to hit stop; though.

New Pixies...wow!
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chief
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11 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:48:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arm Arm Arm

A guy who bags your groceries. That's the term I'm familiar with.

Listened to the beginning and then stopped; I'm going to wait to hear it on the new album. Took quite a bit of will to hit stop; though.

New Pixies...wow!



who says there will be a new album? if i were you i'd listen to it now.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11546 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:48:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good song... you can't help comparing it the earlier stuff, which maybe isn't fair. BTW, sounds like Kim to me.

quote:
ďThe 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 ĎBreak My Body.í


Nice! Anyone recall an interview with FB where he spoke about writing the lyrics to Break My Body on some steps with his knees knocking before their first gig? Oh yeah, and anyone else think that was B&W pic of a young FB on the cover of Paste Magazine advertised in the corner?!

Edited by - Carl on 06/28/2013 06:56:50
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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2564 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  06:52:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really like this! The drums in particular sound great in my opinion, very impactful. Everything else sounds great too. There's a very Bulefinger/Svn Fngrs esque vibe, as mentioned in previous posts, which is fine by me as I thought that was one of the most exciting periods to be a fan of BF because of the quality of those albums.

Overall it's a decent effort. I genuinely don't care if Kim is/isn't involved. I don't mean that in a nasty way by the way, just that good music is good music and if this song is what can be produced without her, go for it! I hope there's a lot more to come!


"The arc of triumph"
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The Champ
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
736 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:05:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is something to refresh the palate and keep everything in perspective.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=J-Cv-5x5fKQ

Now, back to Bagboy!
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Sprite
* Dog in the Sand *

1167 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:09:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
A guy who bags your groceries. That's the term I'm familiar with.


Ah thanks, obvious when you think about it. I spent about 5 years in my youth wondering what a Waterboy was as well...
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

1026 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:17:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Though I'd love a Catholics reunion, or at least a last show in conjunction with the box set release, now that this is happening, I'm curious to see Frank continue on with the Pixies in the post-Kim era. Tours, albums, the whole thing. I'd be shocked if there wasn't a new album at this point.
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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

292 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:27:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Update #2: According to the bandís publicist, Pixies will not release a new album."

Did anyone catch that in the "Consequence of Sound" article?
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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
835 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:33:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BunsenH

"Update #2: According to the bandís publicist, Pixies will not release a new album."

Did anyone catch that in the "Consequence of Sound" article?



Chris Knight mentiones it above when he linked the article. They'll probably make more profit releasing eps or individual singles. We'll see.

Transmarine and Helmut, you guys keep mentioning album specifics. What else can you share?
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
3834 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:42:30  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Champ

Certainly is better than most new bands garbage indie puke.



You are obviously listening to the wrong new garbage indie puke bands.
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

1026 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:44:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now I am shocked.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
3834 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:50:31  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The correct term is electrocuted.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
3834 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:51:02  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BunsenH

"Update #2: According to the bandís publicist, Pixies will not release a new album."



I knew that was coming. I felt it in my bones.
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

1026 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  07:56:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is all very interesting. If they're really not going to release an album, then I'd best get downloading Bagboy; maybe make a three song e.p. for myself.
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Jason
* Dog in the Sand *

1446 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  08:15:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If there's, indeed, no new album, I'm reminded of Frank's remark from that Death and Taxes interview from about a month ago (
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/198880/interview-black-francis/)

He says that he made a record "last fall", but can't say what it is. When asked to elaborate, he said:

-I mean it isnít a record. I donít know what it is yet, I mean the whole format is breaking down which is kind of cool
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Broken Face
-= Forum Pistolero =-

USA
5155 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  08:20:10  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I predict a series of EPs that lead to a box set of some kind. That's just a guess.

- Brian
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
3834 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  08:21:21  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A special edition box set that costs about £150 probably as well no doubt.

Edited by - pot on 06/28/2013 08:25:35
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BunsenH
= Cult of Ray =

292 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  08:22:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arm Arm Arm

This is all very interesting. If they're really not going to release an album, then I'd best get downloading Bagboy; maybe make a three song e.p. for myself.



You know, the songs sort of compliment eachother in a way that can work. Not trying to steer this list into nerd-dom, but what order would you put them in?
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
3834 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  08:26:22  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry, what songs (plural) are we talking about here? Some people are talking like they have heard more songs.
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Broken Face
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USA
5155 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  08:27:06  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chrono - but mine is a more standard EP length:

In Heaven (Kim singing reunion tour version)
Bam Thwok
Ain't That Pretty At All
All Around The World (live at Newport Folk Fest)
Bagboy

- Brian
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

1026 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  08:31:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
short immediate answer: I don't know.

nerdy answer: At first, I thought I would put them in chronological order from my perspective, I learned of Bam Thwock first, then Ain't that Pretty, so of course, Bagboy would be number three. But then I thought perhaps Ain't and Bagboy sound a bit similar, at first, the heavy almost industrial sound at the beginning of both, so maybe I'd go: 1) Ain't 2)Bam 3)Bagboy. Or, I could take a page from the Maestro himself and put them in alphabetical order. So many possibilities. And I still haven't listened to all of Bagboy.

I hope it's not a boxset release. Maybe they're not releasing an album...but a double album?

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