Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Album Review: Pixies -EP 2

The Pixies
EP 2
***and1/2 out of *****
Continuing the process they started back in September The Pixies are dropping their second four song collection that people can freak out and overreact to. Lets just take a look at the songs first though.

"Blue Eyed Hexe" kicks things off with noisy power, sticking to The Pixies bread and butter but if anything adding a bit more swagger and swing to things in a commercial/mainstream sense. "Magdalena" warbles and fuzzes pleasantly with ethereal guitar lines from Joey Santiago and Frank Black who also contributes some airy vocals. The track fades out right when bands (other then the Pixies) might jam it out, but like always things are kept on a short leash.

"Greens and Blues" pairs acoustic with electric as that spacey sound returns, a fantastic song that screams out for ex-member Kim Deals backing vocals, but otherwise majestically soars. The final track "Snakes" is the longest track with a distinct bass rumble and drum slapping ending things a touch eerily.

All in all the songs are pretty good to great but the release style the band is going with makes it a touch awkward to really dig into. Perhaps after the next batch (or 2) the group will offer a combined full LP option, but as of now these songs certainly won't let down fans and show the band is still evolving and vibrant.
Really good stuff, combining it with EP 1 and you got 8 solid tracks.

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