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Pixies release EP-2, featuring four new songs

on January 03, 2014, 8:43am

Pixies EP2

As is becoming a tradition, a new Pixies EP arrived overnight without warning. Following September’s creatively titled EP-1 comes its logical follow-up, EP-2. It features four songs: “Blue-Eyed Hexe”, “Magdalena”, “Greens and Blues”, and “Snakes”, and is available for digital download or as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl via the band’s website.

Update: According to an issued press release, “Greens and Blues” is described by Frank Black as the sequel to Surfer Rosa’s “Gigantic”. He explained, “It was my attempt to come up with another song that would – musically, emotionally and psychologically – sit in the same place that ‘Gigantic’ has sat. Not that I could ever replace that song: you write songs and they come out the way they come out. So perhaps it can be said that this song fills the emotional niche that ‘Gigantic’ occupied, another show-closer. I think the lyric alludes to that, the fact that it’s the end of the night, the end of something. And a separation if you will, between the band and the audience. So I guess it’s kind of a goodbye song, or really more of a ‘good night’ song.”

Along with the release, the band has shared a video for “Blue-Eyed Hexe”. Watch below.

The release comes in anticipation of the band’s latest North American tour, which kicks off next week and will feature bassist Paz Lenchantin in place of Kim Shattuck.

Pixies 2013 Tour Dates:
01/15 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
01/16 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
01/18 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre *
01/19 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre *
01/21 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center *
01/22 – New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theatre *
01/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
01/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall *
01/26 – Washington, DC @ Strathmore *
01/29 – Richmond, VA @ National Theatre *
01/31 – Durham, NC @ Durham PAC ^
02/01 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
02/03 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium ^
02/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle ^
02/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House ^
02/07 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion ^
02/08 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore ^
02/09 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre ^
02/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre ^
02/13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium #
02/14 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Tavern #
02/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Salt Air #
02/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre #
02/18 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #
02/19 – Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Auditorium #
02/21 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre #
02/22 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic #
02/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre #
02/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium #
02/27 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center #
02/28 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom #
03/01 – Austin, TX @ Music Hall #
03/29-30 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
04/01 – Montevideo, UY @ Rock ‘N’ Fall
04/02 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
04/03-04 – Bogota, CO @ Estereo Picnic
04/05-06 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
05/29-31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/05-07 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
06/08 – London, UK @ Field Day 2014
06/06/15 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
06/20 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/20-22 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/20-22 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Fesitval
06/25 – Zagreb, HR @ InMusic
06/29 – Dublin, IE @ Marley Park $
06/30 – Cork, IE @ Live at the Marquee
07/05 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/06 – St. Clair, FR @ Beauregard

* = w/ Fidlar
^ = w/ Cults
# = w/ Best Coast
$ = w/ Arcade Fire

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