Pixies Announce Exclusive Spotify Session

The iconic Pixies braved January’s winter blizzard to travel to Water Music in Hoboken, NJ to record an acoustic performance exclusively for a Spotify Session.  Click HERE to check out the entire session, and click HERE to view a video clip of “Silver Snail” which was filmed during the performance.

The band – Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitars), and David Lovering (drums) were joined by touring bassist Paz Lenchantin who played violin and sang background vocals, for a six song set comprised of four songs from Pixies just-released album, Indie Cindy, and two from the band’s 1987 debut, Come On Pilgrim.  Spotify also conducted a 13-track, exclusive Q&A with Pixies, where they discussed the new album, current global tour and much more.  The Spotify track listing includes:
Greens and Blues
Andro Queen
Caribou
Indie Cindy
Silver Snail
Nimrod’s Son
Spotify is releasing this Session globally today with a major promotional campaign including newsletters, in-client marketing, social posts, and much more.
Pixies 2013-2014 extensive global touring schedule is back in full swing beginning May 23 with a four-night stand at Australia’s Sydney Opera House.  Pixies then play a series of major festivals throughout Europe, travel to Japan for the Summer Sonic festivals, and then kick off Leg Two of their North American tour in late September.  Complete dates are below.
MAY
23-26     Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
29/30     Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
JUNE
 2            Rock In Idro, Bologna, Italy
 4            Caribana Festival, Crans-Pres-Celighy, Switzerland
5/7          Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
 8            Field Day, Victoria Park, London, UK
10           Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
11           LaugardallSholl, Reykjavik, Iceland
13           Orange Festival, Warsaw, Poland
15           Northside, Arhus, Denmark
17/18      Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel
20           Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
21/22      Hurricane, Schessel, Germany
21/22      Southside, Neuhausen, Germany
24           Black Box, Istanbul, Turkey
25           Inmusic, Zagreb, Croatia
29           Marley Park, Dublin, Ireland (with Arcade Fire)
30           Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland
JULY
 2            Nuits De Fourviere, Lyon, France
 4            Eurockeenens, Belfort, France
 5            Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
 6            Beauregard, Herouville-St. Clair, France
 9            Eden Sessions, Cornwall, UK
10           Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, UK
11           T In the Park, Balado, UK
AUGUST
16/17      SummerSonic Festival, Tokyo/Osaka, Japan
SEPTEMBER
27            Humphreys, San Diego, CA
28            Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
30           The Masonic, San Francisco, CA
OCTOBER
 2             Revolution Center, Boise, ID
 3             INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane, WA
 5             MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB  CANADA
 6             Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB  CANADA
 7             TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK  CANADA
 9             Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB  CANADA
11            State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
12            Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI

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1 thought on “Pixies Announce Exclusive Spotify Session”

  1. I saw a large banner ad on Spotify for the spotify sessions, and yet when I click it, it informs me this is not available for my region (USA). I am not sure why they would show me the ad though?

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