Despite forming nearly thirty years ago, the Pixies have rarely been as productive as they have been now in the (presumed) twilight of their careers. Having reunited after a period of inactivity, bassist Kim Deal officially hung up her four-stringer and was replaced by another girl named Kim who, in keeping with the trend of people called Kim in the Pixes, also left the band shortly thereafter. A show in Dublin's Olympia Theatre was hailed by those attending as a triumph and they'll be back later this year to play support to Arcade Fire in Marlay Park on 29th June in Marlay Park. Their latest endeavour? A brand new music video called 'Greens and Blues', which you can see above.
This is classic Pixies, as any fan of the band will attest. Joey Santiago's guitarwork, Frank Black's trademark quiet/quieter/LOUD vocals - it's all there. Former A Perfect Circle bass player Paz Lenchantin has joined the group for the latest tour but we're unsure how long she'll actually get to stick around.
The 'Greens and Blues' director Josh Frank said of the song, "'Greens and Blues' also feels important, iconic, and timeless like all great Pixies songs."
Frank Black added: "We had done 'Gigantic' as the closer of our live set for many years at our reunion shows and it worked really well. But I could see that we were going to grow weary of that and I felt we needed a 'better' 'Gigantic'. 'Greens And Blues' was my attempt to come up with another song that would - musically, emotionally and physiologically - sit in the same place that 'Gigantic' has. Not as a replacement, but as a song that could fill the emotional niche that 'Gigantic' occupied."
Makes sense I suppose. Or another step to distance themselves from Kim Deal who, of course, sang the 'Gigantic' vocals? Either way, there's rarely a quiet day in Pixieland.