Pixies Releasing First Full Length Album In Over 20 Years
The album will be titled "Indie Cindy" and will be released on April 29th in North America, April 23rd in Japan and April 28th in the UK, Europe and other international territories.
"Indie Cindy" will feature 12 songs including the eight tracks from the band's EP-1 and EP-2, three songs from EP-3 and "Bagboy," the band's first new song in more than a decade.
"We started seriously talking about recording new music about four years ago," said Pixies drummer David Lovering in the announcement. "New music seemed like something we just had to do, we just couldn't continue to go out and tour without anything new. So the talk evolved into writing and recording, and we're all very happy with the way everything worked out."
The album finds the band reuniting with producer Gil Norton who worked with the band on the Doolittle, Bossanova, and Trompe le Monde albums and was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, UK in October of 2012.
The album will be released in various formats including a standard 12-track single-CD digipak with booklet, a two-disc, deluxe gatefold album, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, a standard 12-track digital download via iTunes, Amazon, and other online retail sellers, plus an expanded digital download exclusively through iTunes that includes a bonus live-in-concert 13-track set recorded during the band's recently-completed North American tour.
The band will also be selling a special deluxe, limited edition two-disc set version (available as a CD and as a deluxe gatefold album pressed on 180-gram vinyl) that includes the 13-track live disc and a 40-page, hard-back book that features the new artwork produced exclusively for Indie Cindy. The CD limited edition is packaged in a special gold-foil hard slipcase and will be limited to 5000 copies and sold directly from the band's website.
The Pixies will also be celebrating this year's Record Store Day on April 19th with a special version of the album. The special RSD limited edition will be a two-disc, deluxe gatefold, 180-gram vinyl set that will be available only from independent record stores participating in Record Store Day around the world.