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3 new Pixies DVD!
About one year after Pixies Sell Out, 3 new Pixies DVD have been released late 2006:
Frank Black Christmass album!
A few months after "Fast Man Raider Man", Cooking Vinyl has released a new Frank Black album comprised of live acoustic recordings from Summer 2006, along with five studio tracks recorded partly in hotel rooms and partly at Planet of Sound studios in Hartford, Connecticut. Christmass also features a DVD (NTSC format) with selections from one of the live acoustic shows and the whole things features seven new songs in total. The record is currently available as an exclusive to recordstore.co.uk and Cooking Vinyl's online store (further information).
Boston rocks, tell the world!
5 years ago, Dan Kramer set out to document the story of some of the most influential bands formed in Boston, including Pixies. In that time, many of the bands have reformed, but Dan has yet to find a distributor for his film. He's seeking to create a petition to bring to various distributors and record companies to prove to them this documentary has a built in fan base and would be profitable for them to release. So... please sign his petition!.
Frank Black new album!
Cooking Vinyl will release a new Frank Black double album entitled "Fast Man Raider Man" on June 19th. Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, the record features collaborations with Levon Helm (The Band), Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick), Steve Ferrone (Heartbreakers), Al Kooper, Marty Brown, P.F. Sloan, Simon Kirke (Bad Company, Free)... (further information on FrankBlack.net).
Josh Frank's UK Table reading tour of "Fool The World"
Josh Frank, co-author of the Pixies biography "Fool the world", is doing a reading of the book in London on dec. 1 and 2:
- December 1: Borders Books - 203 Oxford Street, London, W1D 7pm
- December 2: Borders Books - Angel Centre, Islington, N1 7pm
NYC-based t-shirt company Future Relic has released a shirt with a Pixies reference: Check it!
New Pixies DVD!
A new Pixies DVD entitled Pixies sell out is available from Rhino Records. It mainly features a concert recorded in Belfort (France) in July 2004 as well as some other live songs recorded in various venues including Coachella and Fuji Rock festivals.
Soirée Pixies à Toulouse (in French only, sorry!)
La médiathèque associative de Toulouse et l'association Foutraque organisent le mercredi 26 octobre 2005 (à partir de 20h) une soirée spéciale Pixies avec Emmanuel Dazin, auteur de l'indispensable biographie du groupe sortie cet été aux éditions Le Castor Astral (plus d'infos). L'auteur dédicacera son livre à l'issue de la rencontre, qui sera suivie par une soirée indie rock 90's qui fera forcément la part belle aux Pixies!
Médiathèque Associative Les Musicophages - 6, Rue de la Bourse - Toulouse (France). Rens. : 05.61.21.71.50
Online BBC radio documentary about the Pixies
A BBC documentary about the band is running online, featuring all four members of the band in their first UK broadcast interview since the early '90s.
PIXIES SOON BACK IN STUDIO!!!
The Pixies have announced that they should at last record a follow-up to "Trompe Le Monde"!!! (further information).
The Show (AKA pixiesdiscs.com) offers new live recordings from the Pixies Spring/Summer 2005 tour.
The band will play an acoustic show in Portland on August 6, that will also be recorded and released by pixiesdiscs.com!
Frank Black's new album is out
"Honeycomb" is available in the USA from Back Porch Records and in Europe from Cooking Vinyl.
Joey Santiago on Charles Douglas' album!
Joey Santiago plays guitars on Charles Douglas' new album, "Statecraft" which was released a couple weeks ago on Enabler Records. Check it out at Indie Online (further information)!
Cooking Vinyl has released a double CD named "frankblackfrancis" featuring 1987 demos (recorded by producer Gary Smith with Black Francis alone to prepare the band's first studio recording sessions, the ones that gave birth to "The purple tapes" and "Come on Pilgrim"), as well as 2003 new versions of old Pixies songs, sung by Frank Black and produced by Pere Ubu's David Thomas' collaborators "Two Pale Boys" (further information).
The Martinis' album on Cooking Vinyl
The excellent Martinis' album "Smitten" is now distributed in the UK (and Europe) by Cooking Vinyl (and is still available in the USA from Distracted Records).
Have you already read the exclusive interview given by Joey and Linda for AlecEiffel.net?
PIXIES NEW SONG!!!!!
The Pixies release their first new song since 1991!!!
A download-only brand new Pixies song entitled Bam Thwok is on sale on iTunes.com!
Written (and sung) by Kim Deal, the song was produced and recorded by the band in March 2004 at Stagg Street Studios, Los Angeles. The song features an organ solo performed and recorded by Joey's father-in-law many years ago while he was doing missionary work in the Philippines (further information on NME, Billboard).
AlecEiffel has got an "easy to remember" and stable address: http://www.aleceiffel.net/.
Please update your links and bookmarks!
We are both avid Pixies collectors. If you have ANYTHING concerning the Pixies (records, articles, objects, stickers,
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You have just discovered The Pixies, or you think you know everything about them? Just check this section...
A large collection of pictures of the band. We also tell where you can find more Pixies pics in the Web.
Candies (the PIXY STICKS), Doolittle postcards, an eyeball key ring, DttP matches, promotional photos, and many other treasures...
of sound: alec's audio page
Classic and rare tracks sound clips. Includes 44Khz stereo clips of very rare songs/versions!
This audio page is maintained by Patrick Asselman.
A very complete and illustrated discography, including albums, singles, promo records, radio show records, and bootlegs. The index permits you to see at a glance which releases include rarities, and what these rarities are. Check it: this is the original reason for this page to exist!
An index of all songs recorded (or rumored to be) by the Pixies, with all the official releases and notable unreleased versions.
Pixies albums, B-sides and covers lyrics.
Now includes accurate transcriptions and translations of songs in Spanish.
|pixies in video
A description of all their music videos, plus a quite comprehensive listing of official/bootleg videos (including the 'Pixies' DVD) and TV appearances. As a bonus, some useful links for shopping!
A long long list of Pixies covers, some of them officially released, others not. Some of them by famous artists, others by very obscure ones. Also features information on the tribute albums to the Pixies.
|homages and references
Many things out there: homages to the Pixies, an ever growing set of quotes by other artists and bands, books/series/movies which used Pixies songs or referred to the band...
|titles and names
People often ask questions about what Pixies songs are all about, or what an album name like Trompe Le Monde means. Here are some temptative answers to most of them.
Wanna find something intelligent or funny to say to your friends? Wanna know more about the Pixies? We compiled over 120 Pixies quotes for you.
The Pixies seen by the press. Over 60 memorable press excerpts from about 15 mags and newspapers.
Tons of articles from Rolling Stone, Reflex, Option, Music Express, Melody Maker, NME, Alternative Press, Q, Hour, Mojo, The Canton Repository, Guitar Player, The Guitar Magazine. A short summary is given for each of them, in order to help you in your selection.
Reviews from Alternative Press, Melody Maker, NME, New York Times, Q, Select, Sounds.
Detailed description of all the BBC Radio 1 sessions performed by the Pixies and, while we're at it, some more general information about Radio 1 sessions and France Inter's Black Sessions.
|the pixies gear
Some stuff about the instruments the Pixies used to play...
A living poll, that we initiated back in February 1995, and is regularly updated on the basis of new contributions. We reached the 500 contributions barrier. Next objective: the 1000 mark!
pixies fan survey
Tell us more about the Pixies and you (and a little bit about Alec Eiffel too). Please contribute, it's easy and fun!
|pixies related links
Pixies related resources on the Web: Pixies, Breeders, Frank Black, Kim Deal, The Amps, and even Kelley Deal. We try to present the content of each site, and highlight the most interesting stuff on it.
The Debaser Pixies page offers a search service which applies on several Pixies sites, including Alec Eiffel. Just use it to directly access the information you are looking for!
|tabs and chords
Follow this link to the OLGA site...
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