Boston legends Pixies have been back on our radars in the past year or so, first parting ways with original bassist Kim Deal, then going through another bassist named Kim before settling on current bassist Paz Lenchantin. The band then toured, released three EPs, and now, looking at the release of the its first album since ’91’s “Trompe Le Monde,” they’re streaming it in full.
“Indie Cindy” is comprised of all of the songs from the three recent EP’s, so big Pixies fans have likely already heard all of the tracks before, but it’s still cool to experience all twelve tracks as one complete work. At first listen, the new songs seem to be a glossier version of the Pixies brand, still gripping some of the strange intensity of the band’s early material, but cleaning it up at the same time. Perhaps the most classic “Pixies” track on “Indie Cindy” is the title track, featuring some classic Frank Black rambling, met with a solid, driving hook. The Pixies faithful seems to be mixed on the new material, but the album is definitely worth a listen. Don’t let the haters sway you before you have a chance to check it out for yourself. Stream the single, “Greens and Blues” below, and head to The Guardian for a full stream of the record.