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Watch: Pixies – “Bagboy”

Pixies, the Boston-based pioneers of alternate rock, have suprisingly released a new track accompanied by a music video titled Bagboy. This is the first original track released since 2004, after their decade long hiatus. Touring on and off since their reformation, it’s nice to see that the band is continuing to record and produce new music. Despite the departure of co-vocalist and bassist, Kim Deal, the track has female vocals in it, and has the same vibes as many of the earlier Pixies classics lyrically and instrumentally. You can download the song for free below, and watch the music video.

Frontman of Pixies, Black Francis stated about the new song, “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.”

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