Ahead of their appearance at Marley Park with Arcade Fire, Dan looks through the vaults that are home to the back catalogue to one of the most celebrated Alt Rock bands in history. They brought us new music for the first time in more than two decades last year. Pixies’ influences can be heard across the music stratosphere. http://www.pixiesmusic.com/
He started his career in 1967, and since then his musical odyssey hase taken many twists and turns. More recently, he’s known for his collaborations with artists such as Massive Attack, 1 Giant Leap, and Easy Star All-Stars. Dan features the music of Horace Andy in this week’s Back & Forth.
Pixies don’t have to prove anything to anyone other than themselves these days, but they showed their hunger with this mammoth 30 song set in Geneva in November last year. A new EP appeared last year, and one is set to follow this year; there’s even talk of an album. In the meantime, feast your ears on highlights from this set with Dan on The Alternative.Recorded live at Salle des fetes de Thonex, Geneva, on November 2, 2013 by Eurosonic. http://www.pixiesmusic.com/ http://www.eurosonic.net/
He's the voice of The Stone Roses, but saying that doesn't give a fair account of what Ian Brown has achieved over the past 25 years. He has carved out an impressive solo career too, along with some inspired collaborations. He's a frontman that has inspired many, along with creating music that's best described as iconic. http://www.ianbrown.co.uk/
Pixies ringleader and sometimes solo artist Frank Black/Black Francis has reached that iconic status that few vocalists ever manage to attain. With the resumption of Pixies’ musical odyssey, his reputation is set to continue to grow. Dan looks at his pre, post, and Pixies music on this week’s Back & Forth. http://www.frankblack.net/