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The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1986. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar) and David Lovering (drums). Co-founder Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) left in 2013, and was replaced by Kim Shattuck as live bass player for a few months, then by Paz Lenchantin for the band's 2014 tour. The Pixies achieved relatively modest popularity in their home country, but were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. Despite limited commercial success, their jarring pop sound subsequently influenced bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead, The Strokes and Weezer.

The band's style of music contains a range of elements, including indie rock, psychedelia, noise rock, and surf rock. Black Francis is the Pixies' primary songwriter and singer. He has written about a number of offbeat subjects in the band's songs, such as extraterrestrials, surrealism, incest, and biblical violence.

The group is credited with having an influence on the alternative rock boom of the 1990s. The Pixies' legacy and popularity grew in the years following their break-up, leading to sold-out world tours following their reunion in 2004. In June 2013, the band released their first new material in almost ten years.

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Pixies, MIA, Skrillex and Metronomy brave thunderstorms at Eurockeenes festival

Pixies, MIA, Skrillex and Metronomy brave thunderstorms at Eurockeenes festival

The festival took place this weekend in Belfort, France

  • Jul 6, 2014

Pixies headline day two of Field Day with career-spanning, 27-song set

The Horrors, Temples and Pond also play the final day of the London event

  • Jun 9, 2014

Pixies say 'the door is open for Kim Deal to return' – watch

The band reveal what fans can expect from their Field Day headline performance

  • Jun 6, 2014

Pixies unveil video for 'Silver Snail' - watch

The track comes from the band's recently released fifth album 'Indie Cindy'

  • May 30, 2014

Pixies frontman Black Francis announces plans to co-present film and literature event

Bash will also include onstage discussion with the singer

  • May 21, 2014

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Pixies Reviews

Pixies - 'Indie Cindy'

Pixies - 'Indie Cindy'

At its best, the Boston legends' first album since 1991 is pure Pixies, even without Kim

  • Apr 25, 2014

Pixies - 'EP3'

A delicious mess that strokes fascination in what the future holds for Black Francis and co...

  • Mar 27, 2014

Pixies - 'EP2'

There's no nostalgic glances back in time from Black Francis and co on this bold new release

  • Jan 3, 2014

Pixies - 'EP1'

Doesn’t reach the impossibly high standards of their back catalogue, but there’s promise

  • Oct 4, 2013

Live Review: Pixies

Much ado about ’little. Brixton Academy, London, Tuesday, October 6

  • Oct 19, 2009

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