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Following news that Kim Deal left the Pixies, it seems the band is ready to move forward with new music. This morning saw the release of a new song called “Bagboy” as well as an accompanying video (which you can watch here) directed by Lamar + Nik.
“Bagboy” was recorded last October and apparently does not feature Deal. Black Francis said the band was actually here in our beloved Boston when they were working on the track, explaining:
“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.’ Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square… I thought that was kind of interesting. 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. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.”
It seems everyone is just as surprised as we are with the quiet release of “Bagboy”, especially considering the last new music they released–”Bam Thwok” and a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Ain’t That Pretty at All”–came out nine years ago. We’re not complaining in the least, though. Give it a listen here.