Yes, you read that correctly. Pixies have a new single and video to share with the world, titled “Bagboy.”
The band’s frontman, Black Francis, had this to say about the song:
“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.”
“Bagboy” was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales in October 2012 and produced by Gil Norton.
Download the song below and watch the video, directed by LAMAR+NIK. This is the first new music from the band since the 2004 reunion single, “Bam Thwok,” with this new song coming just two weeks after Kim Deal announced her leaving of the band.