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.
We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and… http://t.co/estthRyVwQ
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 Jeremy Dubs.
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.
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.
David Bazan is prepping another round of living room performances across the United States this August and September. If you live in any of the locations listed below with a space that can hold 40-60 people, you could be a host! Full details for those interested.
* indicates a site with a host offer already
08/15/12 Wed – Bellingham / Mt Vernon / Anacortes WA
08/16/12 Thu – Kennewick / Richland / Walla Walla WA
08/17/12 Fri – Spokane WA / Coeur d’Alene ID
08/18/12 Sat – Bozeman MT
08/19/12 Sun – Billings MT
08/20/12 Mon – OFF
08/21/12 Tue – Fargo ND
* 08/22/12 Wed – Duluth / Suburban Minneapolis MN
08/23/12 Thu – Eau Claire WI
* 08/24/12 Fri – Madison WI
08/25/12 Sat – Wheaton / Elgin / Rockford IL
08/26/12 Sun – OFF
08/27/12 Mon – Ft Wayne / Muncie IN
08/28/12 Tue – Bloomington IN
08/29/12 Wed – Dayton OH
08/30/12 Thu – Akron / Canton OH
08/31/12 Fri – Pittsburgh PA
* 09/01/12 Sat – Lancaster, PA
09/02/12 Sun – Baltimore MD / Dover DE
09/03/12 Mon – OFF
09/04/12 Tue – Richmond / Norfolk VA
09/05/12 Wed – Asheville / Winston Salem NC
09/06/12 Thu – Chattanooga TN
09/07/12 Fri – Memphis TN / Oxford MS
09/08/12 Sat – Little Rock AR
* 09/09/12 Sun – Jackson / Hattiesburg MS
09/10/12 Mon – Shreveport / Monroe LA
09/11/12 Tue – OFF
09/12/12 Wed – Abilene TX
09/13/12 Thu – El Paso TX
* 09/14/12 Fri – Tucson AZ
09/15/12 Sat – Riverside / San Bernadino CA
09/16/12 Sun – Bakersfield / Visalia CA
09/17/12 Mon – Fresno / Merced CA
09/18/12 Tue – OFF
* 09/19/12 Wed – San Jose / Palo Alto / Santa Cruz CA
09/20/12 Thu – Sacramento / Davis CA
09/21/12 Fri – Chico / Redding CA
09/22/12 Sat – Medford / Grants Pass OR
09/23/12 Sun – Eugene / Salem / Corvalis OR