By Andrew Hunter
Pixies return with Indie Cindy their first release in over 20 years and from the opening track “what goes boom” get ready for the cliché … its like they’ve never been away, and lets face it Pixies are not going to finally put out something new after all this time for it to suck, at least that’s what I hoped … and it doesn’t suck, its awesome . It feels like a follow up to Trompe Le Monde, there ain’t a bad song on this album. Produced by Gil Norton who worked with Pixies on previous albums like Doolittle and Bossanova. This is the first Pixies album Kim Deal sadly isn’t on, and even her replacement Kim Shattuck has left . But the album still works, so what if every band seems to be reuniting lately the pixies can too, especially when the songs are this good.
Indie Cindy comprises of songs from previous releases EP 1 – EP 2 and EP 3 and I like every song . There are some catchy tunes on this “Greens and Blues” and “Indie Cindy” will have you singing along after a couple of listens, and “Silver Snail” make you remember how good Black Francis is lyrically, with this surrealist song. But the visceral screaming lyrics on “Blue Eyed Hexe” prove they still have the aggression/riffs, “Bagboy” stands out for me though . But really I like all the tracks, it kinda fades out song wise near the end of the album…but maybe that’s just compared to how good it started I guess, but it’s a really strong return by Pixies . It can’t be bad that one of the most influential alternative rock bands are back either can it ? … The answer is no, it’s great . Hopefully the next album won’t take another 20 plus years .