A Pixies album without Kim Deal? Whether we like it or not, it appears to be a deal. It seems that even after losing two bass-playing Kims (now recruiting Paz Lenchantin) in one year and self-releasing three short EP’s that, in comparison to rest of the band’s catalog, sounded like a band diminished, local legends Pixies will release a special edition of its forthcoming fifth studio album, “Indie Cindy” for Record Store Day 2014.

The 12-track album, the band’s first full-length studio release in over two decades (since “Trompe Le Monde” in 1991), calls on old friends like producer Gil Norton, who helmed the band’s previous albums “Doolittle”, “Bossanova”, and “Trompe Le Monde”, and album art designer Vaughan Oliver who has produced all of the band’s cover art over the years.

The album, which was recorded during sessions at Rockfield Studios in the UK, features “Snakes,” which Pixies just released a new papier mache inspired video for. “Indie Cindy” marks the first time fans will be able to hear all three EPs in one collection. With the album due out in the US on April 29th, it’s hard to imagine the grandeur of the album given the tepid responses to “EP-2” and then this year’s “EP-3,” but it’s nonetheless pleasing to see the Boston band back to its old recording habits.

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