The Pixies go spanish then get generous

So unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past month, you’ve probably heard about the group of 33 Chilean miners who became trapped in a collapsed mine for two and a half months and were finally all rescued earlier this week, and relatively unharmed to boot. In honor of the joyous occasion, Pixies frontman Black Francis decided to dedicate one of their songs to each one of the miners. Plus an extra two for good luck (read: encore), a total of 35 songs for all you math wizards out there, equaling a pretty healthy setlist from a band that’s not exactly a bunch of fresh young whippersnappers. They cranked out a little something for everyone playing hits like “Where is My Mind?” and “Monkey Gone to Heaven” and fan favorites such as “U-Mass” and “Holiday Song”. So overall, a good week for Chile.

But the Pixes didn’t stop at just one gift, they kept the generosity going with a little something for the rest of us non-Chiles. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of their mainstay album “Doolittle”, they released a free–thats right, free–four song EP featuring live versions of “Gouge Away”, “Monkey Gone to Heaven”, “Crackity Jones”, and B-side “Dancing the Manta Ray”, all recorded from a show in Mexico City. You can download the EP here, all you have to do is enter in your e-mail address.

Posted on by Neil in Music News

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