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I Pixies sono un gruppo musicale alternative rock statunitense, formatosi a Boston, MA nel 1986 per volontà di Black Francis (voce e chitarra), Kim Deal (basso), David Lovering (batteria) e Joey Santiago (chitarra).

Considerata una delle band americane più importanti e influenti del rock alternativo della fine degli anni ottanta,i Pixies sono unanimemente riconosciuti tra i precursori di un particolare stile musicale che combina elementi di garage rock, noise, surf e power pop.

La loro popolarità crebbe ulteriormente soprattutto negli anni successivi al loro scioglimento, avvenuto nel 1993. Nel 2004, poi, la band si è di nuovo riunita per una serie di tour mondiali con grande successo di pubblico.


The Pixies are an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), and David Lovering (drums). Co-founder Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) left in 2013 and was replaced by Kim Shattuck as live bass player for a few months, then by Paz Lenchantin for the band’s 2014 tour. The Pixies achieved relatively modest popularity in their home country, but were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and Israel. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. Despite limited commercial success, their jarring pop sound subsequently influenced bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead, The Strokes, Bush, Blur andWeezer.

The band’s style of music contains a range of elements, including psychedelia, noise pop, hard rock, surf pop, and surf rock. Black Francis is the Pixies’ primary songwriter and singer. He has written about a number of offbeat subjects in the band’s songs, such as extraterrestrials, surrealism, incest, and biblical violence.

The group is credited with having an influence on the alternative rock boom of the 1990s. The Pixies’ legacy and popularity grew in the years following their break-up, leading to sold-out world tours following their reunion in 2004. In June 2013, the band released their first new material in almost 10 years.