Indie Cindy (CD)


Pixies

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Amoeba Review

04/28/2014

Though you’d be forgiven for being skeptical about the Pixies’ first studio album in 23 years, Indie Cindy delivers alt-rock goods based on the formula that the Pixies helped invent. Made up of three EPs the band released over the past year or so, the album has been sequenced so that it reads as a proper follow-up to 1991’s Trompe Le Monde. Opener “What Goes Boom” finds the band doing what they do best—pairing heavy riffs and an interesting time signature with Frank Black giving some of his sweetest vocals and melodies to counterbalance the roughness. Songs like “Greens and Blues” and “Indie Cindy” have classic Pixies-style arrangements that call to mind Pixies songs of yore without being overly nostalgic or referential. Meanwhile, single “Bagboy” is absolutely ferocious, displaying some of the power the Pixies have gained through relentless arena touring. It’s a thrill to hear Kim Deal sing “bagboyyy” while the band joins in a chorus over a batch of buzzsaw riffs. But the Pixies always knew how to soften its edges with softer songs that call to mind pre-Beatles pop rock in sound and early sci-fi B-movies in aesthetic, and the mellower songs, like the dreamy “Andro Queen,” fit that bill and are as much of an attraction here as the heavier songs. Absolute purists may cry foul, but the rest of us will enjoy hearing what Frank and the boys have been cooking up during their reunion. The cranked-up Indie Cindy gives Pixies fans what they’ve been missing all these years.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
What Goes Boom
Pixies 03:32
2.
Greens and Blues
Pixies 03:47
3.
Indie Cindy
Pixies 04:41
4.
Bagboy
Pixies 04:54
5.
Magdalena 318
Pixies 03:25
6.
Silver Snail
Pixies 03:29
7.
Blue Eyed Hexe
Pixies 03:12
8.
Ring the Bell
Pixies 03:35
9.
Another Toe in the Ocean
Pixies 03:46
10.
Andro Queen
Pixies 03:24
11.
Snakes
Pixies 03:46
12.
Jaime Bravo
Pixies 04:24

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