To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Pixies are releasing a new box set containing their debut releases, titled Come on Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa.
The Boston-based alt-rock band released Come on Pilgrim, an eight-song mini-LP, in 1987 and soon followed it with their first full-length album Surfer Rosa the year after. The new box set will contain both albums, as well as a bonus disc titled Live From the Fallout Shelter, featuring an early radio recording of the band from 1986.
Surfer Rosa combines elements of pop music with grunge, and it has been cited as an inspiration by many of the ‘90s alt-rock artists to follow, including Smashing Pumpkins and Kurt Cobain—Surfer Rosa was so influential in the creation of Nevermind that Nirvana hired the album’s sound engineer, Steve Albini, to work on In Utero.
The standard three-disc or triple-vinyl edition of Come on Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa hits shelves Sept. 28, with the deluxe edition to follow in November. You can preorder the box set here.
Currently, Pixies are on tour with Weezer (without original bassist Kim Deal, who left the band back in 2013). Check out their dual summer tour here, and watch Pixies’ promo video for the new box set below.