Ever since Pixies reformed to tour quite a few years ago now, we’ve had half-hearted promises from the band about new material. Finally, now that they seem to have had enough of touring Doolittle, we have a new song! Their first new song for almost a decade, but still composed in the same way as their old songs, and sounding very Pixies, “Bagboy” is available for listening below, complete with video.
Speaking about the song, Frank Black says:
The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’ Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting. The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.
No news yet about whether there’ll be more, but we do know that the song was recorded last October with Gil Norton, and since then Kim Deal has confirmed that she’s left the band.
Listen to “Bagboy” below.