The Pixies have released the first new song in nine years. This is the band’s first new track since “Bam Thwok” in 2004.
@PIXIES posted this Tweet early this morning, announcing the news:
ITS TIME !!! We have something new we'd like you to hear. Cover your breath, polish your teeth… BAGBOY…. http://t.co/GFjsKeuPst
— PIXIES (@PIXIES) June 28, 2013
“Bagboy” can be downloaded for free from the Pixies’ website by entering an email address.
“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,'” Black Francis said in a statement. “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.”
Formed in 1986, following a break up hiatus from 1993 to 2004, the band reformed and toured between 2009-2011 with their 1989 album “Doolittle.”
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