April 7th, 2014
So anyway, all I wanted to do was be in bands. That’s all I wanted to do. I was so bummed out because rock bands do not want girls in their band at all. There were just no girls in the band in Dayton, Ohio. Even Pollard from Guided By Voices would say ‘no bleeders.’ And he’s acting like he’s joking but everyone knows he’s not joking. ‘No bleeders in the band.’ So I always just wanted to be in bands and no one around here would play.
Reblogged from Stereogum
March 21st, 2014


Kim Deal And Morgan Nagler - The Root

Kim Deal's got another limited edition 7” on the way! The Root (b/w Range On Castle) will be the fourth release in her Solo Series set of singles. This track also features Morgan Nagler of Whispertown, who doesn’t appear in this parking lot phone-cam video because she was working at the time!

January 31st, 2014
Hang on to Your Ego
Rough Diamonds


PixiesHang On To Your Ego

A Beach Boys song that Frank Black would go on to record a cover of in his solo work “Frank Black” ( in 1993), this early Pixies version being forgotten and shelved, never to be released. 

Reblogged from The Planet of Sound
January 7th, 2014
Gigantic/River Euphrates



Single version

This version of Gigantic was re-recorded with Gil Norton and released as a single with an also re-recorded River Euphrates and a live version of Vamos and In Heaven.

This single was not released in any form in the United States.

Reblogged from The Planet of Sound
December 16th, 2013
Frankly you don’t want to explain it to anybody—it’s a lot of its personal, private shit. It’s like politics and sports and people’s personal lives have all been smeared together in this modern world. It’s a very presumptuous attitude about a lot of things. [People say] ‘Oh you’re shifting something in your world—we demand a statement as to why.’ I’m not the mayor, this isn’t the bus service for a town. This is a rock band. There’s been a shift in the lineup, big woop-dee-doo… As far as we’re concerned it ain’t that big of a deal.
Pixies frontman Black Francis discusses parting ways with bassist Kim Shattuck
November 30th, 2013
October 17th, 2013

The Breeders’ Kelley Deal is the guest on a brand-new episode of Lil BUB’s Big Show.

October 15th, 2013


Wait… is BUB producing Kelley Deal’s new single?!

Find out in a sneak peak of her new episode HERE

Full episode will be posted on BUB’s YouTube Channel this Thursday.

Reblogged from
September 3rd, 2013

New York Times: Pixies Motor On, With New Bassist

Last fall, the band booked a studio in the bucolic Welsh countryside with Gil Norton, who produced three of the Pixies’ five original studio albums. According to the remaining Pixies, Ms. Deal — who clashed with Mr. Thompson in the band’s first incarnation — was present at the start of the sessions but then abruptly announced that she could not continue. Through a spokeswoman, Ms. Deal declined to comment. (She is currently on a reunion tour with her own band, the Breeders.)

“It took us three days to mourn about it,” Mr. Santiago said of Ms. Deal’s departure, and then the men decided to continue without her.

“I hate to say it, but I’m not going to let one snafu get in the way,” he added in a recent interview after a rehearsal in Los Angeles with Mr. Lovering. “It’s time to put on the guitar. It’s time to shine. No one is going to take that away from me.”

July 1st, 2013

Kim Shattuck performing “Here Comes Your Man” [update 1: link fixed] with her future Pixies bandmates in 2009. [Update 2: Here’s the "Velouria" link.]

July 1st, 2013

The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck is replacing Kim Deal in the Pixies. The new Kim previously subbed for the old one at a December 2009 benefit show in L.A.

(Source: stereogum.com)

June 28th, 2013


‘Motherbanger (Pixies parody)’ by Chris MorrisNot the new Pixies.

My memories of this are fond enough that I daren’t actually play it.

Somehow I’d never heard this before. It’s pretty spot-on.



‘Motherbanger (Pixies parody)’ by Chris Morris
Not the new Pixies.

My memories of this are fond enough that I daren’t actually play it.

Somehow I’d never heard this before. It’s pretty spot-on.

Reblogged from Blue Lines Revisited
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