There was a story that went around the Internet like a wild fire yesterday, and it wasn't about how we killed Osama Bin Laden (whooooo!!!!!!). It was about how the Pixies are "recording" a new album, definitely, and it will be boss. EXCEPT for the fact that all of those stories are conjecture, since they're all based on this story at the Guardian, in which guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering just talk about how it would be great to do another album. No plans, nothing definite, and both acknowledge that it would take a lot for that to happen. To wit:
"We were happy to just tour, and it's been non-stop because people want to see us," Lovering told Spinner. Although the band have been talking about a new album "for years", Lovering admitted, "nothing's come to fruition" – allegedly due to the reluctance of bassist Kim Deal.
But things seem to be changing. When this tour is finished, suggested guitarist Joey Santiago, "it'll be time". "Making a record will be in the forefront ... We've definitely gelled as a unit and hopefully when we can all bury the hatchet – and we have – maybe we'll go in there and hope for the best."
"Maybe we'll go in there" should have been the headline everywhere, instead of "Pixies recording new album." But that is the reality of the 'net, I suppose. But really, does anyone want a new Pixies album? Maybe so that there's new stuff for them to perform on these tours, but other than that, what would a late-period Pixies album accomplish? Nothing, really. [Guardian]
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