June 20, 2006 14:22
Pixies abandon new songs
Frank Black calls them ‘kind of fakey’
Pixies leader Frank Black has admitted he tried and failed to write new songs for the much-mooted new Pixies album.
The band reformed in 2004, but only released two new songs - ’Bam Thwok’, a Kim Deal penned number that was only available through iTunes, and ’Ain’t That Pretty At All’ for a Warren Zevon tribute album.
Black said that about six months ago he penned a number of songs for the band “in an attempt to convince one of the Pixies to make a Pixies record again. I can’t say who she is,” Black told Billboard in reference to bassist Kim Deal.
He said while he liked the end result of some of the songs at the same time he wasn’t entirely convinced.
“I tried to find my Pixies muse and write a so-called Pixies number but they weren’t any good. They sounded a little contrived or something. That’s the problem with trying to repeat something you did a long time ago; if you go ‘Okay, I’m gonna try to recreate something, tap into some mood I used years ago', even if it’s the same songwriter, it’s kind of fakey.”
“What can I say? Sometimes I wish I could just spit out some Pixies-esque songs, but it doesn’t really work that way. You write the songs and they come out the way they come out. They might sound like the Pixies, but these days mostly…not.”
As previously reported by NME.COM the band will embark on a European tour next month.
Pixies tour will call at:
Trencin Pohoda (July 14)
St Polten Nuke (15)
Zagreb Salata (16)
Toulon Voix de Gaou (19)
Lisbon Atlantico (20)
Benicassim Festival (21)
Carhaix Les Veilles Charrues (23)