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Pixies, Indie Cindy (Pixiesmusic Records)




Pixies, Indie Cindy (Pixiesmusic Records)
CD Review May 8, 2014

05/08/14
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Pixies, Indie Cindy (Pixiesmusic Records)

Every indie band sounded like the Pixies during the early Aughts. The dime-store production, sly cheese, geeky vocals, all of it, but Pixies leader Black Francis was already gone, lowering the production bar with his solo stuff and not worrying too much about when the band’s sequel to 1991’s Trompe le Monde was going to come out, if ever. This watch-and-wait approach resulted in some of the best garage stuff one could ever hope to hear, such as the unforgettable “Angels Come to Comfort” from Black’s 2007 Bluefinger album, evidencing that he was still a genius. Cut to now, wherein Black goes against the roaring tide of millennials making fun of ‘90s kids — a lot of this album’s sound is pure grunge-rock, at least half of it. The rest is kinda-pretty surf and bona-fide Boston garage, the sounds that invented the 2000s underground, like for instance the first single from this LP, “Bagboy,” which came out just after Kim Deal announced her official departure, is like Pavement going a few rounds with Motley Crue. That kind of stuff is ticking off fans who miss Kim and don’t care that this was recorded by all the original members except for her. Eh, relax already. A — Eric W. Saeger
 





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