September 5, 2013 11:30

Pixies' Black Francis on band's future plans: 'We need some kind of new life'

Band will put out series of mini-releases over next 15 months, say reports

Pixies' Black Francis on band's future plans: 'We need some kind of new life'
Pixies' recent four-track 'EP-1' is just the first in a series of mini-releases that the band will put out over the next 15 months, according to reports.

The New York Times says that the band have plans to sporadically release more music throughout 2013 and 2014, with frontman Black Francis stating that they could only carry on touring with "some kind of new story".

With the band set to play a London show at the Electric in Brixton later this month (September 27) as well as four bigger shows in Ireland and the UK as part of the first leg of a "massive world tour", Francis said that it was necessary for the group to release new music. "If we’re going to keep touring like this, we need some kind of new story, a new life, something," he said. Speaking about the track 'Indie Cindy' from the EP, meanwhile, he added: "It's all about self-doubt. It says to the audience: 'I don't know if this romance has still got what it needs to happen again. I don’t know if you'll accept me; I don't know if I accept you. But we have this memory. Can we do it again?'"

Although the band have not revealed how many more EPs there will be in the series, The New York Times says that they will all be released via the Pixies' website with no prior notice and will feature artwork from their long-time designer Vaughan Oliver. It also says each release will be made available both digitally and on 10-inch vinyl.

Guitarist Joey Santiago, meanwhile, also spoke about the recent departure of bassist Kim Deal and suggested he was keen for her exit not to overshadow the band's future plans. "It took us three days to mourn about it," he said. "I hate to say it, but I'm not going to let one snafu get in the way. It's time to put on the guitar. It's time to shine. No-one is going to take that away from me."

Pixies release 'EP-1' earlier this month (September 3). It was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and was produced by Gil Norton, who also helmed previous Pixies releases 'Dolittle' (1989), 'Bossanova' (1990) and 'Trompe Le Monde' (1991). You can watch the video for the track 'Indie Cindy' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The band are also set to play a series of shows later this year. They will play:

Camden Roundhouse (September 25)
Brixton Electric (27)
Dublin Olympia (November 18)
Manchester Apollo (21)
Glasgow Barrowland (22)
London Hammersmith Apollo (24, 25)


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