Influential alternative rock pioneers Pixies have decided it might be time to make a new album according to an interview with drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago in The Gaurdian.
It’s been two decades since the release of their last album Trompe Le Monde (older than some of their fans) and Lovering has said that after playing a number of reunion tours “We will wear out our welcome soon enough.”
Pixies split in 1993 after tensions in the band lead Black Francis (known as Frank Black at the time) to announce on radio that the band would split up. The band reunited in 2004 to play a reunion tour which lead to more tours in the following years, including a Doolittle 20th anniversary tour.
And naturally there has been talk about doing a new album “for years” according to Lovering, nothing’s ever come of it because of tensions still lingering between a few members in the band.
Joey Santiago says he and Lovering aren’t really the problem. “If there were two people to pick … it would probably be the other two [laughs].” But even a little tension between members is good for the band adding “I think that makes good music. [The Kinks’] Ray Davies, you know, beating up his little brother, [laughs] that friction, we’ve always kind of used it. Like, ‘Oh yeah? Screw you, we’re gonna play’. That little angst, it’s good.”
He finished by saying that when Pixies finish their tour in Canada on May 5th “it’ll be time”. “Making a record will be in the forefront … We’ve definitely gelled as a unit and hopefully when we can all bury the hatchet – and we have – maybe we’ll go in there and hope for the best.”