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Pixies Release “EP-2”

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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.

Available for sale on the band's website, the release has been paired with a music video for included track "Blue Eyed Hexe." Scroll down below to view the tracklist for the extended player, featuring some background commentary from the band on each track.


Blue-Eyed Hexe

"It’s a tale from the northwestern part of the UK, and it’s a witch-woman kind of a song," says Frank Black. "That’s what a 'hexe' is, and ours is a blue-eyed hexe."


"This song is so atmospheric,” says Joey Santiago.  "We had these weird Moog pedals that sounded like water.  It was a very mood-based, atmospheric sound, not based on any lyrics or anything." 

Greens and Blues

"As with all my songs, I would prefer people add their own interpretation to it," says Black. "But, in this case, let’s just say that we had done ‘Gigantic’ as the closer for many years at our reunion shows and it worked really well.  But I could see that we were going to grow weary of that and I felt like we basically needed a better ‘Gigantic.’  It was my attempt to come up with another song that would – musically, emotionally and psychologically – sit in the same place that ‘Gigantic’ has sat.  Not that I could ever replace that song: you write songs and they come out the way they come out.  So perhaps it can be said that this song fills the emotional niche that ‘Gigantic’ occupied, another show-closer.  I think the lyric alludes to that, the fact that it’s the end of the night, the end of something. And a separation if you will, between the band and the audience.  So I guess it’s kind of a goodbye song, or really more of a ‘good night’ song.


"This one was totally written in the studio session," says Black. "It proved to be a little bit difficult to play and a little bit difficult to record, sonically, but we stuck with it and I like the result."




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