Listen: Pixies release new EP-2, dig at Kim Deal in the process

Surprise! The Pixies are back! Again!

- Jan 3, 2014

The Pixies just released their latest no-warning release, EP-2. It’s a bit less of a surprise this time around, seeing as it comes a few months after their last EP, rather than a decade of no-output - and, let’s face it, cash-grab - reunion touring, but if artists have unanimously decided to skip the long album rollouts and just drop everything without pre-release hype, that’s okay by us.

Here’s the track listing:

- “Blue Eyed Hexe”
- “Magdalena”
- “Greens and Blues”
- “Snakes”

No word at press time which, if any, Kim played bass on the record, but Frank Black describes “Greens and Blues” as “a better ‘Gigantic’,” so we’re guessing you shouldn’t hold your breath on a return of Kim Deal. Based on the first single, “Blue Eyed Hexe,” whose video you can watch below, it seems like they’re sticking to their practically post-Deal Trompe Le Monde sound; “Blue-Eyed Hexe” is basically a rewrite of “U-mass.” Here, listen to them back to back and tell me I’m wrong.

You can order EP-2 on vinyl or lossless audio at the Pixies website.

PIXIES - BLUE EYED HEXE

The Pixies - U mass

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