Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pixies Announce Exclusive Spotify Session

The iconic Pixies braved January’s winter blizzard to travel to Water Music in Hoboken, NJ to record an acoustic performance exclusively for a Spotify Session.  Click HERE to check out the entire session, and click HERE to view a video clip of “Silver Snail” which was filmed during the performance.

The band – Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitars), and David Lovering (drums) were joined by touring bassist Paz Lenchantin who played violin and sang background vocals, for a six song set comprised of four songs from Pixies just-released album, Indie Cindy, and two from the band’s 1987 debut, Come On Pilgrim.  Spotify also conducted a 13-track, exclusive Q&A with Pixies, where they discussed the new album, current global tour and much more.  The Spotify track listing includes:

Greens and Blues

Andro Queen


Indie Cindy

Silver Snail

Nimrod’s Son

Spotify is releasing this Session globally today with a major promotional campaign including newsletters, in-client marketing, social posts, and much more.

Pixies 2013-2014 extensive global touring schedule is back in full swing beginning May 23 with a four-night stand at Australia’s Sydney Opera House.  Pixies then play a series of major festivals throughout Europe, travel to Japan for the Summer Sonic festivals, and then kick off Leg Two of their North American tour in late September.  Complete dates are below.


23-26     Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

29/30     Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain


 2            Rock In Idro, Bologna, Italy

 4            Caribana Festival, Crans-Pres-Celighy, Switzerland

5/7          Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal

 8            Field Day, Victoria Park, London, UK

10           Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden

11           LaugardallSholl, Reykjavik, Iceland

13           Orange Festival, Warsaw, Poland

15           Northside, Arhus, Denmark

17/18      Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel

20           Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Holland

21/22      Hurricane, Schessel, Germany

21/22      Southside, Neuhausen, Germany

24           Black Box, Istanbul, Turkey

25           Inmusic, Zagreb, Croatia

29           Marley Park, Dublin, Ireland (with Arcade Fire)

30           Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland


 2            Nuits De Fourviere, Lyon, France

 4            Eurockeenens, Belfort, France

 5            Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium

 6            Beauregard, Herouville-St. Clair, France

 9            Eden Sessions, Cornwall, UK

10           Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, UK

11           T In the Park, Balado, UK


16/17      SummerSonic Festival, Tokyo/Osaka, Japan


27            Humphreys, San Diego, CA

28            Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

30           The Masonic, San Francisco, CA


 2             Revolution Center, Boise, ID

 3             INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane, WA

 5             MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB  CANADA

 6             Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB  CANADA

 7             TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK  CANADA

 9             Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB  CANADA

11            State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

12            Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI