The Word: Listen to the Pixies’ new single ‘Bagboy’

 

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES - APRIL 16: Kim Deal, Joey Santiago, Frank Black (aka Black Francis) and David Lovering of The Pixies posing for a group portrait backstage at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco on April 16, 1992. (Photo by Clayton Call/Redferns)
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES – APRIL 16: Kim Deal, Joey Santiago, Frank Black (aka Black Francis) and David Lovering of The Pixies posing for a group portrait backstage at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco on April 16, 1992. (Photo by Clayton Call/Redferns)

Mourning over bassist Kim Deal’s recent departure from the Pixies? Maybe your grief will be somewhat comforted today: The band just released a new single, “Bagboy,” apparently featuring Deal’s vocals. Have a listen below.

The video features a teenage boy filling a house with colored smoke, froot loops, and balloons, smashing things and making a mess along the way. “Bagboy” is the first new song from the Pixies since 2004, when they reunited after a 21-year breakup. “Bagboy” doesn’t feature any credits, but the airy female vocals sure sound like Deal. Presumably that’s her on bass, too. It’s nice to believe it is, anyway, since this could well be the last time we hear her as a Pixie.

Kelley Deal says that when she found herself in a rehearsal room again with the definitive version of the Breeders after nearly 20 years, she had a revelation.

“I realized that ‘Last Splash’ was the only album that all of us had played on together,” she says of the breakthrough record that the band are celebrating the anniversary of with a deluxe edition and their current tour. “I had never thought about that before.”

Deal’s twin sister Kim was the band’s only constant on all albums. “Last Splash” was their second release, and their first with both Deal sisters playing on it. After that, the band splintered off and called themselves the Amps after bassist Josephine Wiggs left. Though the Breeders reformed multiple times over the years, it was never with the rhythm section that gave the band their biggest hit, “Cannonball,” which kicked the summer of 1993 into gear with a definitive bass riff.



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