If you grew up in the 90s like some of us (no names will be mentioned), then you must be creaming your collective pants. Let's see, we've had Jane's Addiction, Blur, Faith No More, Sublime, Jesus Lizard, Pavement, Orbital and The Libertines all in the news in the past couple months about confirmed or rumored reunions. And that's not even taking into account The Specials or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Well, add one more to your list. The already once-reformed and broken up Pixies are at it again three years after their 2004 reunion stint.
Earlier today, NME reported that the Pixies will be playing Isle of Wight Festival on June 14 before headliner Neil Young. Festival promoter John Giddings was quoted as saying, "It was hard to think of someone capable of complementing the musical talent of Neil Young, but once I had the idea it was blindly obvious and it will surely be a legendary day on the Isle Of Wight."
The Isle Of Wight Festival line-up so far is:
The Ting Tings
And in case you want some juice with your news, Pitchfork has reminded us that in 2007 Kim Deal said, "I think [a new Pixies album] is something to bring up whenever [Frank Black] needs press. That's the only time I hear about it. I have no idea, dude."
And in fact, Frank Black does have have somethings to promote, including a new album with his wife, Violet Clark, under the name Grand Duchy, out April 14 in the U.S. on Cooking Vinyl. He also produced Art Brut's latest LP, Art Brut vs. Satan, and there may or may not be a new Breeders EP in the works.