When it was announced a couple of weeks ago that Kim Deal was leaving the Pixies, I have to admit that after a brief, “Oh, man!” sentiment, I immediately moved on to wondering if it really mattered. After all, no new songs had been released since the initial reunion in 2004 and it had been over a year since their last tour.
As of the morning of June 28th, however, it appears the Pixies are back in action with the release of “Bagboy”. Although the song features background vocals that sound very much like Kim Deal, it turns out that the man – yes, man – behind that voice is .
There still doesn’t appear to be any further information on what to expect next from the Pixies, but if you enjoyed the track, trade your email for a download.
Ahead of the July 9th release of their fifth studio album, Fever Forms, The Octopus Project have revealed the video for the single “Sharpteeth”. Filmed in their hometown of Austin, Texas at the Scottish Rite Theater, the video opens with feather/furry headed humans performing and observing the song until a theremin encounter in the mystery jungle brings in the human-headed element.
In addition to the video presentation, you can pick up the “Sharpteeth” single in a limited fluorescent pink vinyl 7″ format directly from Peek-A-Boo Records.
The Fever Forms album is also available for pre-order on the site in a variety of formats (digital, vinyl, CD) as well as in a “Super Deluxe” format that includes the singles, t-shirt, and most awesome, a 3D Viewmaster + 3D reel.
Note the pluralization of the word “single”. In addition to “Sharpteeth”, the track “Whitby” is also available as a single and below for your listening pleasure.
The Evens, a duo consisting of Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina, are heading out on a quick one week-ish long tour of the Midwest tomorrow.
Below is a quick rundown of dates and locations, but for full details (including full addresses, door times and costs) click here.
06/27: Pittsburgh, PA @ Union Project
06/28: Ypsilanti, MI @ Dreamland Theatre
06/29: Detroit, MI @ Trinisophes
06/30: Kalamazoo, MI @ Eagles Club
07/01: Chicago, IL @ Logan Hardware Record Store
07/03: Cleveland, OH @ Negative Space Gallery
07/04: Akron, OH @ Musica
07/05: Morgantown, WV @ 119 Pleasant Street
Check out “King Of Kings” which is the opener from their third full-length, The Odds which was released late last year.
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European Tour Dates
10/16: Koln (DE) @ AZ Koln (Nantoka Bar)
10/17: London (UK) @ Black Heart (Camden)
10/18: Bristol (UK) @ The Croft
10/19: Sheffield (UK) @ Harrison’s 1854
10/20: Edinburgh (UK) @ The Braidwood Centre
10/21: Durham (UK) @ Fish Tank
10/22: Nottingham (UK) @ JT Soar
10/23: Caen (FR) @ El Camino
10/25: Pau (FR) @ Localypso
10/27: Paris (FR) @ Parvis de Bagnolet
10/28: Nevers (FR) @ Chez Gerard
10/29: Lyon (FR) @ La Triperie
10/30: Marseille (FR) @ La Salle Gueule
10/31: Nice (FR) @ Le Volume
11/03: Murska Sobota (SL) @ MIKK Club
11/04: Ajka (HU) @ tba
11/05: Erlangen @ Jugendhaus
11/06: Budapest (HU) @ tba
11/08: Poland @ tba
11/09: Poland @ tba
11/10: Poland @ tba
11/11: Leipzig (DE) @ Zoro
11/13: Braunschweig (DE) @ Nexus
11/14: Kiel (DE) @ Schaubude
11/15: Berlin (DE) @ tba
11/16: Frankfurt (DE) @ 3 Konigskeller
11/17: Bielefeld (DE) @ Ajz
11/18: Freiburg @ Kts
11/19: Tübingen (DE) @ Epplehaus
11/20: Mannheim (DE) @ Juz
11/21: Hildesheim (DE) @ Veb
11/23: Amsterdam (NE) @ OCCII