PIXIES return with new AA side single
PIXIES return with new AA side single
Friday, June 7, 2024 - 08:41
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Pixies return with the release of their first new music for 2024 in brand new AA-side single ‘You’re So Impatient’ / ‘Que Sera, Sera’. After debuting on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 Music show, the new AA-side finds Pixies creating a macabre and cinematic picture of American pop culture. Furious punk ditty ‘You’re So Impatient’ is an explosive two minute, nine second Zombie attack at the mall, before Pixies twist the classic 1950s standard ‘Que Sera, Sera’ into a dark folk tale, told anew through the lens of a sci-fi monster epic - originally recorded as the soundtrack for the US TV Show “From”. A limited edition 7” single including both tracks will be released on July 19th.

Speaking about ‘You’re So Impatient’, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Black Francis said:

“‘You’re So Impatient’ is a slightly comedic suburban culture moment: there’s this guy, there’s this gal, there’s this tug-of-love dynamic going on. But the backdrop is the mall. And while the mall is crass, it’s also a very zombie, rock ‘n’ roll horror movie setting.”

2024 is a momentous year for Pixies. 35 years since their groundbreaking Platinum-certified album Doolittle catapulted the band into the UK Top Ten, and 20 years since their celebrated reformation at Coachella, Pixies are deep into their second act. Bigger than ever, playing to fans spanning multiple generations, and in the midst of a creative purple patch, with more new music soon to be announced.

Pixies’ new AA side single arrives amidst a packed touring schedule set to take in circa 70 live shows across the world through 2024 - with even more dates to be announced for 2025. They have just kicked off a North American tour with Modest Mouse and Cat Power, and will return to the UK in August for a run of already sold out headline shows, including the Glasgow Academy and Halifax’s Piece Hall, as well as major festival performances at London’s All Points East and Victorious Festival, and headline shows at Galway Airport, Belfast’s Custom House Square and Dublin’s RDS Simmonscourt.

The shows will mark Pixies’ second visit to the UK this year following a sold out run of gigs celebrating the Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde albums, which included a three-night residency at London’s Kentish Town Form. The shows also saw Pixies welcome new bassist Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls) to the line up; the first British band member to join the alt-rock icons. Looking ahead, Pixies will head for New Zealand and Australia in November for stadium gigs with Pearl Jam, closing what’s set to be a monumental year for one of the world’s most influential, revered and deeply adored bands.