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May 16, 2017

Last year Pixies released a new albumHead Carrier, via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Now the band have announced what they're calling "leg three" of their 2017 North American tour dates.  More

Feb 21, 2017

Last year Pixies released a new albumHead Carrier, via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Now the band has announced what they're calling "leg two" of their 2017 North American tour dates. The shows go down in September and October. Sunflower Bean will open some dates, with Mitski being the support on others.  More

Jan 24, 2017

Last year Pixies released a new album, Head Carrier, via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Now the band has announced some American tour dates to go down in April and May. Cymbals Eat Guitars will support some dates, with Public Access TV the opener on the other shows.  More

Jan 05, 2017

Elbow are releasing a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, on February 3, 2017 via Concord. Previously the British band shared its beautiful first single, "Magnificent (She Says)," as well as an equally stirring video for the song. More

Nov 02, 2016

Pixies recently released a new album, Head Carrier, via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Now the band has shared a video for "Classic Masher." Bassist Paz Lenchantin directed the clip, which has kind of a Halloween feel despite it being November 2nd. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Oct 06, 2016

Pixies released a new album, Head Carrier, last Friday via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Now the band has shared a video for the album's first single, "Um Chagga Lagga." Black Francis (aka Frank Black) directed the clip, which marks his directorial debut. It was written, storyboarded, produced, and directed by Francis and filmed in Toulouse, France. It mixes quick cuts of black & white images of the band performing the song with color shots filmed in the French countryside. More

Stream the New Album by Pixies - “Head Carrier”

Head Carrier Due Out September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]

Sep 22, 2016

Pixies are releasing a new album, Head Carrier, next Friday (September 30) via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "Um Chagga Lagga," followed by another song from the album, "Talent" and a video for "Tenement Song." Now you can stream the full album below, via NPR First Listen. More

Watch: Pixies – “Tenement Song” Video

Head Carrier Due Out September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]

Sep 05, 2016

Pixies are releasing a new album, Head Carrier, on September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "Um Chagga Lagga," followed by another song from the album, "Talent." Now they have shared a video for "Tenement Song." The animated video was conceived and created by the U.K./European-based Krank! Collective (Neirin Best, Lianne Pierce, and Xavier Burrow) and features images of David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, the Log Lady from Twin Peaks, and others.  More

Listen: Pixies - “Talent”

Head Carrier Due Out September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]

Aug 17, 2016

Pixies are releasing a new album, Head Carrier, on September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "Um Chagga Lagga," and now here's another song from the album, "Talent," a straightforward rocker that references the legendary actor Jack Palance.  More

Pixies Announce New Album, Confirm New Bassist, and Share “Um Chagga Lagga”

Head Carrier Due Out September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]

Jul 06, 2016

Pixies have announced a new album, Head Carrier, and shared its first single, "Um Chagga Lagga." They have also confirmed that Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, The Entrance Band) is their new permanent bassist. Head Carrier is due out September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Below is "Um Chagga Lagga," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, the single's cover art, and the band's tour dates. More

David Bowie Tribute Concerts Add Michael Stipe, Cat Power, Pixies, Mumford & Sons, and More

Plus Anna Calvi, Blondie, Amanda Palmer, and Others at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall

Feb 17, 2016

Two tribute concerts to the late David Bowie were actually announced just before his death, but have taken on new meaning following his passing. The Music of David Bowie shows are going down March 31 at Carnegie Hall and April 1 at Radio City Music Hall.  More

Feb 23, 2015

Following the release of their first album since 1991 last year, as well as a reissue of their seminal LP Dolittle, the Pixies have announced plans for a North American tour this spring. More

Oct 16, 2014

Hard to believe it, but Pixies’ Doolittle turns twenty-five this year.  More

Watch: Pixies - “Ring the Bell” Video

... Is Another Man's Treasure

Sep 16, 2014

Yesterday the Pixies premiered a brand new music video featuring their Indie Cindy track "Ring the Bell." More

Aug 20, 2014

Okay, so maybe the Arcade Fire covers parade is starting to get a bit predictable.  More

Watch: Pixies – “Silver Snail” Video

Indie Cindy is Out Now on Pixiesmusic/PIAS

May 29, 2014

Normally when we post a video we offer up a brief summary of its contents. But there’s really not much we can say about the clip for Pixies’ “Silver Snail.”  More

Pixies Announce New North American Tour Dates

New Album Indie Cindy Out Now

May 05, 2014

Recently releasing their EP-compiling LP Indie Cindy, the band's first full-length since 1991's Trompe Le Monde, the Pixies have announced the second North American leg of their ongoing world tour. More

Apr 21, 2014

On April 29 the Pixies will release Indie Cindy, the band's first studio album since 1991's Trompe Le Monde. More

Mar 24, 2014

On April 28 Pixies will release Indie Cindy, a collection of their recent three EPs.  More

Mar 04, 2014

Continuing to pair a corresponding music video with each of their newly shared songs, the Pixies have premiered a visual accompaniment to their EP-2 cut "Greens and Blues." More

Watch: Pixies - “Magdalena” Video

Dude Looks Like A Lady

Jan 27, 2014

Continuing to pair every one of their new songs with a corresponding music video the Pixies have premiered a strange new visual for their EP-2 track "Magdalena." More

Pixies Release “EP-2”

Share New Music Video

Jan 03, 2014

Following the surprise release of their first new material in 22 years, the Pixies have started 2014 with another collection of songs with EP-2. More

Pixies Announce New Bassist, Expand Tour

Share Video for "Another Toe In the Ocean"

Dec 09, 2013

Following the departure of longtime bassist Kim Deal and her short-lived replacement Kim Shattuck, the Pixies have announced that they have recruited Paz Lenchatin for the vacant role. More

Nov 19, 2013

Recently releasing EP-1the band's first piece of new music in over 22 years, the Pixies have premiered a brand new music video for the included track "What Goes Boom." More

Pixies Announce New North American Tour Dates

Share Music Video for "Andro Queen"

Oct 07, 2013

Releasing their first piece of new music in over 22 years last month, the Pixies are currently performing across Europe for the remainder of the year. More

Watch: Pixies on “Fallon”

Perform "Bagboy" and "Indie Cindy"

Sep 17, 2013

Before kicking off four sold out shows in New York City, last night the Pixies stopped by the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they served as the evening's musical guest. More

Sep 03, 2013

Set to kick off a new world tour next week, the Pixies have offered a big surprise this morning by releasing a brand new EP of songs titled EP-1. More

Aug 16, 2013

Earlier this summer the Pixies released "Bagboy," the band's first song in nine years. More

Aug 15, 2013

Kim Deal, former bassist of the Pixies and frontwoman of The Breeders, has been recently releasing a series of solo singles. More

Pixies Debut Alternate Video For “Bagboy”

First Single in Nine Years Gets Two Videos

Jul 25, 2013

Last month, alt-rock icons Pixies released "Bagboy," their first new song in nine years—they recorded a one-off track for a Shrek movie when they first reunited in 2004—and they decided one video wasn't enough for the song. More

Jul 19, 2013

Last month releasing "Bagboy," the band's first song in nine years, the Pixies have announced that they have been added to the line-up of this year's Riot Fest. More

Pixies Announce First Leg of World Tour

To Feature Brand New Songs

Jul 01, 2013

Last Friday, the Pixies premiered "Bagboy," the band's first new song in nine years. More

Kim Deal Leaves the Pixies

"We will always consider her a member of the Pixies"

Jun 14, 2013

The Pixies have announced the departure of founding member and bassist Kim Deal. More

Pixies Announce Fall Extension of Doolittle Tour

Band Continues to Play Classic Album, Surfer Blood to Support

Jul 05, 2011

Pixies have announced they are adding tour dates to their "Doolittle World Tour" that include secondary markets starting in October.  More

Jan 20, 2011

The Pixies are hitting the road this spring for the “Dolittle Tour”—where they’ll be playing every song from the classic 1989 album. We have the dates. 

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Pixies Give Away Coachella Set

In Honor of Website Re-launch

Oct 28, 2010

In honor of their website re-launch, the Pixies are giving away their 2004 Coachella set in all its 20 song, hour-long glory.  More

Oct 14, 2010

Earlier this week, 33 Chilean miners were rescued after being trapped underground for two months. Hands down the coolest news story in recent months, the news of their safe recovery hit the Pixes minutes before the band took the stage for their first-ever headline show in Chile at the Teatro La Cupula in Santiago.  More

News Roundup: Goldfrapp Pinball, Caribou Live Album, and Pixies “Doolittle” Tour Dates, and More

Plus: Passion Pit Hits the Road, Shine 2009, Summer Camp, Neil Young and The Extra Lens All Prep Releases

Sep 03, 2010

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web. Included are updates from: The Extra LensNeil YoungCaribouSummer CampShine 2009Passion PitTwin Sister, and Goldfrapp. More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

The Pixies Bring “Debaser” and Twitter Winner “Hey” to Jimmy Fallon

Kinda Makes You Want to Buy a Box Set, Doesn't It?

Nov 25, 2009

Last night The Pixies brought Dolittle classic "Debaser" to Jimmy Fallon. In an act of democratic rock, they let their Twitter followers choose their second song. The winner? "Hey." More

Vans Introduces Pixies-Themed Footwear

Pixies Fans, It's Time to Get Your Slip On

Nov 24, 2009

Vans is now offering footwear emblazoned with artwork inspired by the legendary alternative rock act The Pixies. More

Rain Machine to Open For Pixies

Select Dates During Doolittle Anniversary Run

Oct 13, 2009

The Pixies' Doolittle tour already swept over Europe and will finally start to snake through the States on November 4th. Here's one more reason to go to these high profile dates: TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone will open select Doolittle concerts with his solo venture Rain Machine. More

Pixies Announce U.S. Doolittle Anniversary Tour

Dolittle Presented in its Entirety to Mark 20th Anniversary

Jul 28, 2009

Twenty years ago, The Pixies released their classic Doolittle, and to commemorate the milestone, the band has announced a U.S. and European tour beginning in late September. Not only will the band be performing all of the songs from the album but all of the associated B-sides as well"Debaser," "Weird at My School," and "Dancing the Manta Ray" among them. More


Interviews

Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More

Thanks for the Memories

Artists and the Early Experiences that Shaped Them

Aug 02, 2010

Everyone can point to formative experiences from childhood that influence his or her future endeavors. More

Indie Rock Parenting 101

Musician Moms and Dads on the Challenges of Raising Children on the Road

Mar 22, 2010

Whatever the perception, as any parent will tell you, raising children is hard work, and for a working musician, balancing writing, recording, and touring with being a full-time mom or dad can be extra tricky. More

A Decade of Indie: The Rise of the Outsiders

A Discussion with Geoff Barrow, Isaac Brock, Wayne Coyne, Bradford Cox, Black Francis, Scott Kannberg, Jason Lytle, Mac McCaughan, Colin Meloy, and Chris Walla

Nov 10, 2009

Though it's reputed to be the most widely spoken musical language in the world today, rock and roll was born on the margins. More


Reviews

Head Carrier

Head Carrier

Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]

Sep 27, 2016

Where do we even begin with Pixies? We know they laid the groundwork for every important grunge and alternative band who succeeded them, while they also notoriously called it quits after just a few years and four nearly-flawless albums.  More

Doolittle 25

Doolittle 25

4AD

Dec 10, 2014

PixiesDoolittle has officially reached the quarter-century mark, meaning the record is old enough to rent a car, get wasted on its own post-punk nihilism, and drive that car into a ditch to the sound of Black Francis' shiver-inducing scream (not that we'd ever endorse that kind of behavior). More

Indie Cindy

Indie Cindy

Pixiesmusic

Jul 23, 2014

Pixies are an incredible band, when you really think about it. They emerged at a time in rock and roll when glam was the norm, punk was homogenized, and everything else was gloomy and self-absorbed.  More