Die Pixies sind eine US-amerikanische Rockband, die in Boston gegründet wurde. Aktuelle Mitglieder sind Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering und Paz Lenchantin. Die Pixies sind eine US-amerikanische Rockband, die in Boston gegründet wurde. Aktuelle Mitglieder sind Black Francis (eigentlich Charles Michael. Pixies sind kleine Fabelwesen aus der englischen Folklore, deren Charakteristika denen von Kobolden und Feen ähneln. Geschichten über diese Wesen sind. Fest steht, dass die Pixies mit "Debaser", "Here Comes Your Man", "Monkey Gone To Heaven", "Gigantic" und "Where Is My Mind?" zeitlose Indie-Klassiker. Kein Grunge ohne Pixies. Keine neuere Musikgeschichte ohne die legendäre Noise Rock Band aus den USA: Deren Debutalbum “Surfer.
Pixies im X-Tra. Bild: Daniela Stadlauer. Am Sonntagabend, Oktober legte die wegweisende Alternative-Rock-Band Pixies auf ihrer. Pixies sind kleine Fabelwesen aus der englischen Folklore, deren Charakteristika denen von Kobolden und Feen ähneln. Geschichten über diese Wesen sind. Die Pixies sind eine US-amerikanische Rockband, die in Boston gegründet wurde. Aktuelle Mitglieder sind Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering und Paz Lenchantin.
After Deal left in , the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; she was replaced the same year by Paz Lenchantin , who became a permanent member in The Pixies are associated with the s alternative rock boom, and draw on elements including punk rock and surf rock.
Their music is known for its dynamic "loud-quiet" shifts and song structures. Francis is the Pixies' primary songwriter; his often surreal lyrics cover offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, incest, and biblical violence.
They achieved modest popularity in the US, but were more successful in Europe. Their jarring pop sound influenced acts such as Nirvana , Radiohead , the Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer.
Their popularity grew in the years after their break-up, leading to sold-out world tours following their reunion in The pair formed a band in January She obtained a bass, and the trio started rehearsing in Deal's apartment.
After recruiting Deal, Kim paid for her sister, Kelley Deal , to fly to Boston and audition as drummer. Though Francis approved, Kelley was not confident in her drumming, and was more interested in playing songs written by Kim; she later joined Kim's band the Breeders.
Come on Pilgrim was followed by Pixies' first full-length album, Surfer Rosa. The album was recorded by Steve Albini who was hired by Watts-Russell on the advice of a 4AD colleague ,  completed in two weeks, and released in early American critical response was also positive yet more muted, a reaction that persisted for much of the band's career.
The tour became notable for the band's in-jokes , such as playing their entire set list in alphabetical order.
Meanwhile, Pixies signed an American distribution deal with major record label Elektra. Norton produced their second full album, Doolittle ,  which was recorded in the last six weeks of and seen as a departure from the raw sound of Come on Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa.
After Doolittle , tensions between Deal and Francis came to a head for example, Francis threw a guitar at Deal during a concert in Stuttgart ,  and Deal was almost fired from the band when she refused to play at a concert in Frankfurt.
During this time, Santiago and Lovering went on vacation  while Francis performed a short solo tour,  made up of a number of concerts to generate gas money as he traveled across the country.
In , all members of the group except for Deal moved to Los Angeles. The band continued to tour and released Trompe le Monde in , their final album before their break-up.
The album included "U-Mass", which has been described as being about college apathy,  and whose guitar riff was written years before at the University of Massachusetts before Francis and Santiago dropped out.
He offered no explanation at the time, unbeknownst to the other members of the band. After the breakup, the members embarked on separate projects.
Black Francis renamed himself Frank Black,  and released several solo albums, including a string of releases with Frank Black and the Catholics.
Santiago played lead guitar on a number of Frank Black albums,    as well as on other artists' albums. In the years following the Pixies' breakup, Black dismissed rumors of a reunion,    but incorporated an increasing number of Pixies songs in his sets with the Catholics,  and occasionally included Santiago in his solo work and Lovering's magic show as an opening act to concerts.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Doolittle , the Pixies launched a tour in October where they performed the album track-for-track, including the associated B-sides.
On June 14, , the Pixies announced that Deal had left the band. Deal has since released new solo music and the remaining Pixies have invited her to come back as her schedule with Breeders allows.
On July 1, , the Pixies announced the addition of Muffs and Pandoras guitarist and vocalist Kim Shattuck to replace Deal for their European tour.
On November 29, , Shattuck announced that she had been dismissed from the band that day. The single released to radio was "Blue Eyed Hexe".
All the EPs were only available as downloads and limited edition vinyl. On July 6, , the Pixies announced that Lenchantin was now a permanent member of the band.
On January 23, , the band announced that they would release a seventh studio album produced by Tom Dalgety in September ; adding information about the "Past is Prologue, Pixies" podcast, which starts June 27 for 12 episodes.
It's always been either sweaty or laid back and cool. We do try to be dynamic, but it's dumbo dynamics, because we don't know how to do anything else.
We can play loud or quiet—that's it". The Pixies are influenced by a range of artists and genres; each member came from a different musical background.
As a child, he listened mainly to s songs, religious music and Emerson Lake and Palmer , [ Other media such as film has influenced the Pixies; Francis cites surrealist films Eraserhead and Un chien andalou as mentioned in "Debaser" as influences.
Most of the Pixies' songs are composed and sung by Francis. Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine has described Francis's writing as containing "bizarre, fragmented lyrics about space, religion, sex, mutilation, and pop culture".
I'm obsessed with them. Why it comes out so much I don't know. Deal co-wrote Doolittle ' s "Silver" with Francis,  and they share lead harmony vocals on the track.
John Murphy on the former composition  — at the time she was married, and she used this name as an ironic feminist joke.
The band influenced a number of musicians associated with the alternative rock boom of the s. I've heard it said about The Velvet Underground that while not a lot of people bought their albums, everyone who did started a band.
I think this is largely true about Pixies as well. Charles' secret weapon turned out to be not so secret and, sooner or later, all sorts of bands were exploiting the same strategy of wide dynamics.
It became a kind of new pop formula and, within a short while, " Smells Like Teen Spirit " was charging up the charts and even the members of Nirvana said later that it sounded for all the world like a Pixies song.
Sonically, the Pixies are credited with popularizing the extreme dynamics and stop-start timing that would become widespread in alternative rock; the Pixies songs typically feature hushed, restrained verses, and explosive, wailing choruses.
One notable citation as an influence was by Kurt Cobain , on influencing Nirvana's " Smells Like Teen Spirit ", which he admitted was a conscious attempt to co-opt the Pixies' style.
In a January interview with Rolling Stone , he said, "I was trying to write the ultimate pop song.
I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it [smiles]. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band—or at least in a Pixies cover band.
We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard. Albini later produced Nirvana's In Utero at the request of Cobain.
Videos have been made for all the songs in EP1. By Bossanova , the band had developed a severe aversion to recording music videos, and Francis refused to lip-sync to them.
The film documents their reunion and tour, and covers the years after the break-up. In , Sean T. Rayburn, founder of PixiesMusic.
The Kickstarter edition of the book was limited to 3, numbered copies, all signed by Rayburn and Pixies singer Black Francis.
Approximately one quarter of these were also signed by designer Aaron Tanner. A Visual History went on to win several gold  and silver  publishing awards.
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Indeed, the Picts gave their name to a type of Irish Pixie called a Pecht. The earliest published version of The Three Little Pigs story is from Dartmoor in and has three little pixies in place of the pigs.
Until the advent of more modern fiction, pixie mythology was localised to Britain. Some have noted similarities to "northern fairies", Germanic and Scandinavian elves ,  or Tomte but pixies are distinguished from them by the myths and stories of Devon and Cornwall.
Before the midth century, pixies and fairies were taken seriously in much of Cornwall and Devon. Books devoted to the homely beliefs of the peasantry are filled with incidents of pixie manifestations.
Some locales are named for the pixies associated with them. In Devon, near Challacombe , a group of rocks are named after the pixies said to dwell there.
At Trevose Head in Cornwall, pixies were said to have gathered dancing and laughing in a circle that had appeared upon the turf until one of their number, named Omfra, lost his laugh.
After searching amongst the barrows of the ancient kings of Cornwall on St Breock Downs , he wades through the bottomless Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor until his laugh is restored by King Arthur in the form of a Chough.
In the legends associated with Dartmoor , pixies or piskeys are said to disguise themselves as a bundle of rags to lure children into their play.
The pixies of Dartmoor are fond of music and dancing and for riding on Dartmoor colts. These pixies are generally said to be helpful to normal humans, sometimes helping needy widows and others with housework.
They are not completely benign however, as they have a reputation for misleading travellers being "pixy-led", the remedy for which is to turn your coat inside out.
The queen of the Cornish pixies is said to be Joan the Wad torch , and she is considered to be good luck or bring good luck.
In Devon, pixies are said to be "invisibly small, and harmless or friendly to man. In some of the legends and historical accounts they are presented as having near-human stature.
For instance, a member of the Elford family in Tavistock, Devon , successfully hid from Cromwell 's troops in a pixie house.
At Buckland St. Mary , Somerset, pixies and fairies are said to have battled each other. Here the pixies were victorious and still visit the area, whilst the fairies are said to have left after their loss.
By the early 19th century their contact with humans had diminished. There is, perhaps, at present hardly a house they are reputed to visit.
Even the fields and lanes which they formerly frequented seem to be nearly forsaken. Their music is rarely heard. Mary in June. The day commemorates a legend of pixies being banished from the town to local caves known as the "Pixie's Parlour".
The Pixie Day legend originates from the early days of Christianity, when a local bishop decided to build a church in Otteri Ottery St.
Mary , and commissioned a set of bells to come from Wales , and to be escorted by monks on their journey. On hearing of this, the pixies were worried, as they knew that once the bells were installed it would be the death knell of their rule over the land.
So they cast a spell over the monks to redirect them from the road to Otteri to the road leading them to the cliff's edge at Sidmouth.
Just as the monks were about to fall over the cliff, one of the monks stubbed his toe on a rock and said "God bless my soul" and the spell was broken.
The bells were then brought to Otteri and installed. However, the pixies' spell was not completely broken; each year on a day in June the "pixies" come out and capture the town's bell ringers and imprison them in Pixies' Parlour to be rescued by the Vicar of Ottery St.
This legend is re-enacted each year by the Cub and Brownie groups of Ottery St. They are often described as ill-clothed or naked.
Some pixies are said to steal children or to lead travellers astray. This seems to be a cross-over from fairy mythology and not originally attached to pixies; in , Thomas Keightley observed that much of Devon pixie mythology may have originated from fairy myth.
By their presence they bring blessings to those who are fond of them. Pixies are drawn to horses, riding them for pleasure and making tangled ringlets in the manes of those horses they ride.
They are "great explorers familiar with the caves of the ocean, the hidden sources of the streams and the recesses of the land. Some find pixies to have a human origin or to "partake of human nature", in distinction to fairies whose mythology is traced to immaterial and malignant spirit forces.
In some discussions pixies are presented as wingless, pygmy -like creatures, however this is probably a later accretion to the mythology.
One British scholar stated his belief that "Pixies were evidently a smaller race, and, from the greater obscurity of thePixies im X-Tra. Bild: Daniela Stadlauer. Am Sonntagabend, Oktober legte die wegweisende Alternative-Rock-Band Pixies auf ihrer. Für die Pixies waren Menschen aus allen Himmelsrichtungen angereist, die Schweizer Grenze übersteigend. Das Konzert war schon seit. Pixies veröffentlichten im Herbst dieses Jahres ihr neues und achtes Studioalbum und starteten zeitgleich mit dem europäischen Teil ihrer Welttournee, die die. 30 Jahre nach ihrem bahnbrechendes Debüt „Surfer Rosa“ sind die Pixies wieder auf Tour. Fans der US-Indieband läuft es kalt den Rücken. Pixies. SA Uhr, Zirkuszelt. Pixies veröffentlichten im September ihr neues und achtes Studioalbum "Beneath The Eyrie" und starteten zeitgleich mit.