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CrabbMan
12-09-2013, 11:27 AM
From the Pixies newsletter:


Hi,

Pixies’ 2013 - 2014 global tour schedule continues to escalate with a series of major South American and European festival performances now confirmed for next Spring and Summer. The band - Black Francis/vocals, guitar, Joey Santiago/guitar, backing vocals, and David Lovering/drums, backing vocals - will kick off the festival season in late March in South America with headline appearances at Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina, and Lollapalooza Brazil, as well as Colombia’s Festival Estereo Picnic. Pixies will then head to Europe for a series of major festivals that begin May 30 when they headline the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain. Tickets for all of these festivals are on sale now at www.pixiesmusic.com/new

Joining the Pixies as touring bassist for the North American, South American and European summer concerts will be Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, ZWAN, The Entrance Band). “We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates,” said Lovering. “Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we’re having a great time doing it.”

Pixies also unveil a brand new music video today for EP-1’s track “Another Toe In the Ocean.” Completely different from the band’s recent music videos, “ATITO” is a 2-D animated clip that was written, directed and animated by Liviu Boar of the Romania-based ReeAnimation. Check out the video here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH-vzQwcf4c

Pixies inaugurate the New Year with a 33-city headline tour of North America, starting January 15 in Toronto, Canada. With many more dates to be announced, see the Pixies’ confirmed tour schedule for 2014 so far on www.pixiesmusic.com/new.

La la love you

PIXIES

T&T
12-09-2013, 11:38 AM
some bands can't help but want a female figure in the band.
it's unfortunate that the bands identity depends on such a thing and not the people in the band.
I actually feel bad for these girls.

MusicMan4
12-09-2013, 11:53 AM
It's because women have different vocal qualities you dingus

T&T
12-09-2013, 01:26 PM
D'arcy
MADM
Ginger
Lisa
all hired for their vocal qualities!

you have so much to teach us about the Smashing Pumpkins!

MusicMan4
12-09-2013, 01:53 PM
One of those isn't a bassist, she just happens to be a she so that fucks your point right out

Darcy, Melissa, Paz, Ginger, and Nicole are all back up vocalists as well as bassists
He hires women because he wants that quality
Hiring a second Asian guitarist was creepy though

T&T
12-09-2013, 02:33 PM
you're right her name is nicole, not lisa. lisa was the keyboardist right?


Isn't it weird how twice today you've tried to change the gender issue into one about asian class oppression?

Trotskilicious
12-09-2013, 03:07 PM
D'arcy
MADM
Ginger
Lisa
all hired for their vocal qualities!

you have so much to teach us about the Smashing Pumpkins!

well he was talking about the pixies, and they do require female vocals

T&T
12-09-2013, 05:16 PM
why do you assume she'll be singing backup vocals. the article clearly omits it.
Black Francis/vocals, guitar, Joey Santiago/guitar, backing vocals, and David Lovering/drums, backing vocals..... Joining as touring bassist will be Paz Lenchantin...

slunken
12-09-2013, 06:16 PM
why assume a woman would be relegated to "back-up" status fight the power

T&T
12-09-2013, 07:31 PM
the only pixies I know is the fight club song.
are they really getting her to sing lead vocals?

fuzzyroes
12-09-2013, 07:52 PM
the only pixies I know is the fight club song.
are they really getting her to sing lead vocals?

You like the Smashing Pumpkins but you don't even know anything by the Pixies? LMAO

Let's put it this way: The pixies HAVE TO HAVE a female back-up singer in the band if they're going to continue to play much of their back catalogue... The back-ups are major components in many, many songs.

Where as Billy Corgan just constantly hires Female bass players for the sheer image aspect of the band. It's the same reason why Jeffs the 3rd Asian guitarist that he's played with.

pavementtune
12-09-2013, 08:19 PM
Jezuz Christ.
Ever noticed female back-up vocals on SP tracks?
And this whole "he only got Jeff because he looks Asian" is getting lame. It wasn't very original in the first place.

fuzzyroes
12-09-2013, 08:25 PM
Jezuz Christ.
Ever noticed female back-up vocals on SP tracks?
.

They're not very predominant to be honest. Obviously theres a few obvious examples but they're songs Corgan and his henchman don't even play live anymore so it's not really a problem.

But comeon, with the Pixies the female vocals are a MAJOR factor... For the Pumpkins- they're not.

As for the Asian guitarist thing- You really think it's just an honest coincidence? This is Billy Corgan we're talking about for heavens sake.

fuzzyroes
12-09-2013, 08:27 PM
Oh, and I'm not talking about any of the shitty teargarden Nicole songs or whatever.

pavementtune
12-09-2013, 08:47 PM
I should have been clearer - of course female vocals are more important in Pixies than in SP. But it's a nice option to have. So if I was looking for a new SP bassist, I'd take a female whose voice isn't shit. No matter what I decide to do at live shows - at least I have the option. And Billy did so with Nicole, a bit too much for my taste. I mean she sang If there is a god... Right now I can't think of any song on the last tour where she didn't sing.

Anyway, I'm curious how long Paz will make it at their touring bassist. The last Kim was gone after what - 3 months? 2?

T&T
12-09-2013, 09:09 PM
they should have gotten another Kim.

pavementtune
12-09-2013, 09:29 PM
NME had a poll where you could vote for the next Pixies bassist, all named Kim. I think Kim Jong-un won.

Funbags
12-09-2013, 09:50 PM
they should have gotten another Kim.

Kim Gordon?

Bread Regal
12-09-2013, 11:34 PM
referring to kim deal as a back up singer is...

well im just going to assume you've never listened to the pixies.

T&T
12-10-2013, 12:19 AM
referring to kim deal as a back up singer is...

well im just going to assume you've never listened to the pixies.
then as someone who IS a pixie fan, would you say that paz is not going to be a backup singer?

MusicMan4
12-10-2013, 12:20 AM
She only wrote gigantic I thought

juliana
12-10-2013, 12:25 AM
Paz is a fantastic bassist. I really want to play like her one day (more entrance band style though cause I don't use a pick :( )

Billy has said that he has wanted to replicate d'arcy's sound and playing style in the band. He said he doesn't think men and women play the same. He also has stated he doesn't want to be in a band of dudes.

I don't really count Melissa in this though. I think he put her in the band because she was/is an SP fan and a friend, made sense on paper. I don't think it was about her playing like d'arcy.

I do think ginger was supposed to play just like d'arcy though.

Although jeff is half asian, I think it is a coincidence that there is another asian dude in the band.
Jeff is very different than james, his playing style is more like corgans. I think jeff is also a better guitar player than billy and that's why Billy wanted him.


However, I think it is more fun to think of billy choosing them because they are close enough to his old bandmates. "Half korean? You'll do" lol!

pavementtune
12-10-2013, 01:20 AM
However, I think it is more fun to think of billy choosing them because they are close enough to his old bandmates."Half korean? You'll do" lol!

Well yea, but... he fucked up the casting on that day - he doesn't look like JC at all!
(I don't want to start on the drumming, everyone is aware of that.)

http://yourlifeisnotyourown.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/jimmy-iagw.jpg

http://blog.oregonlive.com/ent_impact_music/2009/09/large_mikebyrne.jpg

pavementtune
12-10-2013, 01:25 AM
As for Pixies - Kim Shattuck wasn't bad as touring bassist in my book. We'll see how Paz does.

juliana
12-10-2013, 10:30 AM
Well yea, but... he fucked up the casting on that day - he doesn't look like JC at all!
(I don't want to start on the drumming, everyone is aware of that.)

http://yourlifeisnotyourown.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/jimmy-iagw.jpg

http://blog.oregonlive.com/ent_impact_music/2009/09/large_mikebyrne.jpg

Lol, Mike should have had a fake muscle suit hahhaha!

juliana
12-10-2013, 10:36 AM
As for Pixies - Kim Shattuck wasn't bad as touring bassist in my book. We'll see how Paz does.

She should do well. She is so kick ass. However, she could get kicked out if they don't like drugs and orgies.

I really want to see her in the entrance band, live and up close! That sounds creepy but I want to study her playing.

Trotskilicious
12-10-2013, 10:45 AM
the only pixies I know is the fight club song.
are they really getting her to sing lead vocals?

get the fuck out of here

Trotskilicious
12-10-2013, 10:48 AM
referring to kim deal as a back up singer is...

well im just going to assume you've never listened to the pixies.

yeah the proper term should be co-vocals

OH NO A DOUBLE POST T&T "FIGHT CLUB SONG" MIGHT THINK I'M STUPID

slunken
12-10-2013, 11:23 AM
I can't tell fuzzroes and pavementtune apart.

Trotskilicious
12-10-2013, 11:48 AM
pavementune is a german woman that is slightly mental

fuzzyroses is the canadian equivalent of a "bro" or a "lad" i don't know what that is in Canadia, he likes grunge rock and a local band he was in was better than wire. he also defended monte and then jumped on the bandwagon being mean to him, and he generally still tries to defend people like banana because of political correctness gone MAD

ultimate defense of monte: "You guys are jealous that he's hanging out with Bill."

slunken
12-10-2013, 11:58 AM
hypothetical question: if monte was a regular poster do you think he would have been/would be banned?

pavementtune
12-10-2013, 01:09 PM
Fuck you, too, Trots.

Trotskilicious
12-10-2013, 01:22 PM
you're a freak bernard, you know that

Trotskilicious
12-10-2013, 01:23 PM
hypothetical question: if monte was a regular poster do you think he would have been/would be banned?

nah, he was more regular in the past. the entertainment value is much, much too high

banana never contributed much of anything in the realm of u think your all that or the dates

the best banana ever did was post pics of his shitty flophouse and we made fun

pavementtune
12-10-2013, 01:32 PM
you're a freak bernard, you know that

Of course I know that. But I refuse to be a German woman. Up with this I will not put!

Trotskilicious
12-10-2013, 01:34 PM
I HAVE RIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

houseofglass11
12-10-2013, 04:38 PM
I think jeff is also a better guitar player than billy and that's why Billy wanted him.


Hahahaha, Jeff better than Billy? Billy is a million times better. Jeff is so bland and boring both stage presence-wise and his playing is just generic "look at me I can shred" rock-isms. Billy can shred too but does so in a much more interesting way. Sorry but Billy belongs up there with Hendrix, Gilmour, etc. in the list of all-time greats. Jeff is just some faceless sideman.

When I saw SP earlier this year it was really disappointing that Jeff's guitar was much louder than Billy.

T&T
12-10-2013, 05:07 PM
You like the Smashing Pumpkins but you don't even know anything by the Pixies? LMAO
i don't know nothing about them, i just don't care for their catalog. I've been quick to dismiss bands with punky shouty vocals, which is common in pixies songs. no hate, just not a band i've dived into - there's a ton more to enjoy instead.



get the fuck out of here
http://i.imgur.com/nnBxrcR.jpg
:D

juliana
12-10-2013, 05:17 PM
Hahahaha, Jeff better than Billy? Billy is a million times better. Jeff is so bland and boring both stage presence-wise and his playing is just generic "look at me I can shred" rock-isms. Billy can shred too but does so in a much more interesting way. Sorry but Billy belongs up there with Hendrix, Gilmour, etc. in the list of all-time greats. Jeff is just some faceless sideman.

When I saw SP earlier this year it was really disappointing that Jeff's guitar was much louder than Billy.

Both Corgan and I agree jeff is a better guitar player. Didn't say he was more creative. There is a big diff. James is more creative than jeff as well.

juliana
12-10-2013, 05:20 PM
hypothetical question: if monte was a regular poster do you think he would have been/would be banned?

I miss monte. Too bad he is on hiatus.

T&T
12-10-2013, 05:36 PM
Both Corgan and I agree jeff is a better guitar player. Didn't say he was more creative. There is a big diff. James is more creative than jeff as well.
Billy used to be a great guitarist. I think he's lazy with his axe now. the passion & phrasing in his shredding is really meh. I can understand how he delegates these parts to jeff. the kind of awesome corgan guitaring doesn't fit in with the new "proper song writing" approach. It's really too bad because I thought what he used to do was excellent and he balanced the elements really well - but billy is now stuck with the idea that the old songwriting format doesn't get radio play and doesn't pay :rolleyes: (like he's made more money with the new material :erm:

Catherine Wheel
12-10-2013, 05:51 PM
but billy is now stuck with the idea that the old songwriting format doesn't get radio play and doesn't pay :rolleyes: (like he's made more money with the new material :erm:

Joy Formidable and Silversun Pickups get plenty of radio play with the classic Pumpkin's sound so Billy obviously doesn't know what he's talking about.

juliana
12-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Billy used to be a great guitarist. I think he's lazy with his axe now. the passion & phrasing in his shredding is really meh. I can understand how he delegates these parts to jeff. the kind of awesome corgan guitaring doesn't fit in with the new "proper song writing" approach. It's really too bad because I thought what he used to do was excellent and he balanced the elements really well - but billy is now stuck with the idea that the old songwriting format doesn't get radio play and doesn't pay :rolleyes: (like he's made more money with the new material :erm:

It's true, he doesn't play the same at all. Though he blames his age. But jeff is still good, he is jimmy approved too remember

Trotskilicious
12-10-2013, 09:53 PM
catherine wheel makes a spot on point

pavementtune
12-11-2013, 07:50 AM
Shattuck was relieved of her duties as bass player in the band in November after joining in the summer as replacement for founding member, Kim Deal […] Shattuck reveals that she was not expecting to leave the band, having agreed verbally to tour with them into 2014.

"I was surprised. Everything had gone well, the reviews were all good and the fans were super-nice about everything. They were like, 'We love you, New Kim!'," she says. "We said goodbye at the airport and the following morning the manager called me and said: 'The band has made the decision to go with another bass player.' I was shocked."

Speculating as to why she may have been replaced, Shattuck says: "I get the feeling they're more introverted people than I am. Nobody really talked about deep issues, at least out loud. There was a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles where I got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd, and I know they weren't thrilled about that. When I got offstage the manager told me not to do that again. I said, 'Really, for my own safety?' And he said, 'No, because the Pixies don't do that.'"

However, Shattuck does not bear a grudge toward Frank Black and his band mates: "I would have preferred it if they told me face to face as a group, but they're nice people. I'm still a fan of the Pixies!"

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Paz Lenchatin will replace Shattuck for Pixies live dates in 2014, including headline slots at Primavera and Field Day.

http://www.nme.com/news/pixies/74353

Cool As Ice Cream
12-11-2013, 08:03 AM
wow.
weird.

scottytheoneand
12-11-2013, 08:49 AM
so basically she got fired for having fun.

T&T
12-11-2013, 10:33 AM
and if they expect Paz to be less extroverted they're going to be disappointed.

juliana
12-11-2013, 11:37 AM
It is probably not as simple as she says. They might have liked her as a person but didn't like working with her.

MusicMan4
12-11-2013, 11:47 AM
<img src="http://fashiongrunge.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/tumblr_lz0z1e5wxg1qc1yy8o1_500.jpeg">

UM, PEZ
PIXIES DON'T DO THAT

Cowlishaw
12-11-2013, 06:42 PM
Haha. Love the band, but I can't imagine joining would be any fun.

noyen
12-11-2013, 09:34 PM
i think paz has a smile that cures a million ghosts roaming in my head. i think i'll actually make effort to see them at the salt palace here in slc because it like inspired a song and that's like cool and shit. but i really wish kim deal would just keep singing good stuff i don't even care if she stays in the pixies. she seemed real unhappy in the pixies as does everyone. thought they even made it clear they're doing it for the money, not because they like each other or like what they are doing. the new pixies songs just seem like someone told them to put out something. i wish a journalist would just right out and ask them if that's what they're doing and their real interests are elsewhere and their new songs don't mean anything other than to cash in more.

i think about paz a lot. when i'm alone. she's so mysterious. she rocks in entrance band i thinks too.

Bread Regal
12-11-2013, 10:49 PM
that documentary was a little depressing. the deal twins riding around in their own bus. lovering hitting the wall with his dad and the pills. and even without that, being in that band looks like legitimate work. like, barely worth it to tolerate the presence of your coworkers type work.

Funbags
12-12-2013, 06:28 AM
Paz is a fantastic bassist. I really want to play like her one day (more entrance band style though cause I don't use a pick :( )

I just checked out TEB and Paz is sounding better than ever :eek:

amoergosum
04-23-2014, 10:14 AM
...:) >>>

“Gigantic”, the classic Pixies song about big black cocks and having sex in an alley, is appropriately being used to sell Apple iPhones. The tagline of the new marketing campaign is “You’re more powerful than you think”.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ODmfmUWqlSA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Source:
http://www.alternativenation.net/?p=46515

amoergosum
04-23-2014, 10:29 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bKfDjwez7Ug" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

scottytheoneand
04-23-2014, 12:08 PM
If you think billy is aging....

these guys really make me feel old.

http://crackmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PIXIES-MAIN-660x441.jpg

Catherine Wheel
04-23-2014, 05:22 PM
Billy in the middle. Jimmy to the left. James to the right.

Trotskilicious
04-23-2014, 05:31 PM
at least frank lost some weight

Catherine Wheel
04-23-2014, 05:37 PM
James looks weird with facial hair.

MusicMan4
04-23-2014, 05:46 PM
at least frank lost some weight

although he does appear to be rocking a strategic chin strap beard to fool people into thinking he has anything resembling a jawline

scottytheoneand
04-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Frank always looks to me like he has the physical proportions of a 2 year old. Just several times larger

fuzzyroes
04-23-2014, 09:32 PM
yeah scotty, Franks fat and bald, just like a baby.... we get it

pavementtune
05-30-2014, 03:01 PM
If anybody wants to watch Paz with the Pixies, live-stream starts in an hour

http://primaverasound.com/arte-streaming/streaming.html