on 6 October 2013
Any fan of Pixies will know its been a long, long time since they released new material. If you have heard of the Pixies then you will no doubt be familiar with their iconic song style, the fast/slow compositions, the shrieking growling vocals of Frank Black, a unique sound never been equalled, in this reviewers opinion. This however is not Surfer/Pilgrim or Doolittle territory, not because it is 'not worthy', but simply because those albums were over 20 years ago, and every band evolves. As a stand along EP it is great stuff, and will not disappoint die-hard fans nor those with an ear for 'something a bit different'. All 4 tracks are very unique, from the dreamy vibrato of Andro Queen to the hard-rockin' What Goes Boom, and each track has become my favourite at one time or the other. It is probably Indie Cindy that I end up humming to myself the most, with its trademark Black bizzaro lyrics and classic Pixie-esque guitar/bass sound. So, yes it has been worth waiting for, a fine return to form, but more importantly leaves the listener eager for the next release from one of arguably the most important bands of the 20th century.