WE WILL WADE IN THE TIDES OF THE SUMMER: This summer, in fact. I'm psyched. Others are psyched. (Like Wil, who gets a cheap link for using a lyric as the title of every post for three days.) And here are a few opportunities to get psyched yourself:
"In April, The Pixies will kick-off an 11-city 'warm up' tour of North America"
- Official Site
"They wrote the book on alternative."
"major stars for those who no longer believe in R.E.M"
"If all goes as planned, the triumphant return of one of the most influential rock bands of the late '80s might also be followed by a new studio album"
- MTV / VH1 / Viacom (Gil Kaufman)
"expanded their reunion to include an expansive 35 dates, up from their originally scheduled 11-date itinerary"
"It only took 3 minutes for an accidentally leaked 'secret' Pixies show to be sold out."
- Dave, on Frank's Site (dates there too)
"Great googly moogly am I ever psyched! . . .is that hyphenated? The google/moogle thing, I mean. . . .yeah? Crap. Hey, what's the html for indentation? You know, like for block quotes? . . . What? . . . Who're you callin' lazy?"
- Phil Throckmorton, on Adam's Site
"'Death To The Pixies' is already available from all good record stores, but the label are keen to cash in on the band's reunion tour this year."
- Some dude on the new upcoming best of and DVD. (Actually, 'Death To The Pixies' is now conveniently out of print, out of stock, and selling used on Amazon for $70. Pretty sneaky, Sis.)
But here's a site that will console you with some great links to interviews and guitar tabs. And why not some snaps, too?
Speaking of snaps -- but, you know, the art-type instead of vacation-type -- here's the guy who did a lot of their cover art, Simon Larbalestier. He seems a good fellow and will even sell you prints of the 4AD stuff if you go to Sales from the main page of his site.
Okay. That's it. I've got nothing. Still psyched though.