Tag Archives: Pixies

KEXP Q&A: Joey Santiago of Pixies

Here Comes Your Man: when Joey Santiago, guitarist for Pixies, answers the phone, he is immediately warm and friendly. Where is My Mind? Well, in utter disbelief that I’m getting to chat with the guitarist for one of the most influential bands of my time. It was Santiago who first met Black Francis, née CharlesRead more...

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Thursday Music News

YouTube saw fit to air a “hair-loss” infomercial before I could skip ahead to this new video from the Pixies, so the adventures that follow in this enigmatic clip for “Silver Snail” made me laugh more than anything. Check out the new video from their album Indie Cindy below, and see what commercial you getRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Joey Santiago of Pixies

KEXP asks musicians, “What song, new or old, is totally your favorite song right now?” Joey Santiago: Ah, God. I listen to this over and over. This is going to surprise you, but it’s the BeeGees. And the one song that I really, really like is “Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You.” Really, reallyRead more...

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Video Roundup: Happy Mother’s Day

We love our moms at KEXP! Whether it’s singing us to sleep, or taking us to our first shows, it’s often our mothers who provide us with our first real musical connection to the world. We’ve got some great memories of moms at the station, from Rachel Flotard of Visqueen, who dropped by KEXP withRead more...

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Out This Week 4/29

It’s a strong week for new albums, including the long-awaited solo debut from Blur frontman (and Gorillaz leader) Damon Albarn. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a mostly dark, brooding set of eclectic, beat-driven pop with a stripped-down, dub-influenced sound combining haunting piano, mournful strings, glitchy beat loops and occasional other instrumentationRead more...

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Monday Music News

Has it really been 23 years since the last Pixies album? On April 29th, the influential band end the streak with the release of Indie Cindy via their own Pixiesmusic label. The full-length compiles the previously-released EP-1, EP-2, and EP-3, all recorded without founding member Kim Deal. Stream the whole dang thing below. [The Guardian]

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Friday on My Mind: Happy Anniversary

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It turns out that today and tomorrow mark the anniversaries of a few releases that we hold pretty near and dear toRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Late last month, we shared news about the upcoming Sharon Van Etten album, Are We There, coming out May 27th on Jagjaguwar. Today, you can stream a track from that release, the smoldering single “Taking Chances.” [Pitchfork]

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Live Video: Pixies

What other band is even nearly as iconic to KEXP DJs and listeners as Pixies? Their early independent spirit sent a beacon for other artists to follow and their eventual rise from arty cult rockers to alternative music mainstays proved that unique and uncompromising artists could make a huge and lasting impact. Hardly a dayRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, February 17th • Amos Lee at the Paramount Theatre // All Ages (more info) • The Pack A.D. at Easy Street Records // All Ages (more info) • Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando & Milo at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) Tuesday, February 18th • Jon Russell, Drew Grow at Fremont AbbeyRead more...

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