The Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2022

The music world has been slowly uncoiling from the pandemic which gave us another onslaught of great 2022 releases this year. This created another tough think tank around what albums would make The Blazing Top 50. There are plenty that we missed and one rule at TFN is that a review had to be posted … Read more

Pixies: Doggerel [Album Review]

PixiesDoggerelBMG [2022] Neil Young famously wrote that “it’s better to burn out than to fade away,” in his song “Hey Hey, My My (Out of the Blue/Into the Black)” in 1979, which appears to be a reflection on the death of Elvis, even though Young name drops Johnny Rotten in the lyric. The meaning is … Read more

Pixies: Beneath The Eyrie [Album Review]

Pixies Beneath The Eyrie BMG/Infectious [2019] Album Review: For nearly a decade the reunited Pixies, who came back together in 2004, seemed willing to rest on the laurels of their iconic early masterpieces like Surfer Rosa and Doolittle, playing the old “hits” on the retro circuit. Now, as far as that goes, many of us … Read more

Pixies – “Classic Masher” [Video]

Pixies’ bassist Paz Lenchantin has directored the band’s newest music video, “Classic Masher” from the new album Head Carrier.

The clip was shot in Los Angeles earlier this month and features Lenchantin’s father Mario Merdirossian as the pianist as well as three friends – Hannah Vandermolen (driver), Adelaide Crocker (middle seat) and Virginia Rand (red lips). Graffiti was created by Jules Muck “MuckRock.”

Pixies just wrapped a four-date “warm up” run in Southern California and will head to Europe on November 15 for a three-week tour, Leg One of the band’s 2016-2017 global trek. Dates are below.

15 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
16 Hala Arena, Poznan, Poland
17 Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
18 Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
20 Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
21 Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
23 Zenith, Paris, France
24 Palladium, Koln, Germany
25 Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
27 HMH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
28 Brixton Academy, London, UK SOLD OUT
29 Brixton Academy, London, UK SOLD OUT
30 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK SOLD OUT

2 Barrowland, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
3 O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK – SOLD OUT
4 Apollo, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
6 Brixton Academy, London, UK – SOLD OUT
7 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
8 Birmingham Academy, Birmingham, UK – SOLD OUT

Pixies: Head Carrier [Ablum Review]

Pixies Head Carrier Pixiesmusic/PIAS [2016] Fire Note Says: Pixies rock with a sense of history, but also look ahead. Album Review: Pixies, an alt/rock quartet originating out of Boston, is one of those bands whose shadow of influence has been far greater than their actual sales. Like the Velvet Underground, it’s been said that not … Read more

Pixies: Indie Cindy [Album Review]

Pixies Indie Cindy PIAS Recordings [2014] Fire Note Says: Though not as good as you hoped it would be, it’s definitely not as bad as you’ve heard it is. Album Review: I have mixed feelings about Indie Cindy, the first new album from Pixies since 1991. On the one hand, I think they are long … Read more

Pixies release details of Indie Cindy – Their first album since 1991

The Pixies have confirmed details of their first studio album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde. Released in late April (23 April in Japan, 28 April in UK/Europe and 29 April in North America), Indie Cindy will be made available via the band’s own independent label, Pixiesmusic. The album will be available on CD in a … Read more

The Fire Note Weekly Top 10: Summer Albums

With more snow hitting the ground in March it only makes sense to skip thinking about Spring and go straight for Summer. With that thought in mind, I rummaged through TFN collection and went to several must listens that always make their way to my player when the sun is high. Clearly this list could … Read more

Pixies Rock Sold-Out Crowd with 100 minute, 30 Song Set [Concert Review]

There’s been a lot of turmoil in Pixie-land of late. With the departure of Kim Deal and her replacement Kim Shattuck, attention has been understandably centered around whatever female bass player lines up to play with the legendary band. The newest member is no stranger to the spotlight – or to strong personalities within a … Read more

Pixies Announce Music Video / Touring Bassist Paz Lenchatin

The Pixies have unveiled a brand new music video for EP-1’s track “Another Toe In the Ocean.” Completely different from the band’s recent music videos, “ATITO” is a 2-D animated clip that was written, directed and animated by Liviu Boar of the Romania-based ReeAnimation. In other Pixies news it has been announced that bassist Paz … Read more