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Download Pixies’ “Bagboy”, their first new song in nine years

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    Could this year get any crazier? Despite the recent exit of founding member and longtime bassist Kim DealPixies have dropped a new single. It’s called “Bagboy”. It’s their first piece of new music since 2004’s “Bam Thwok”. It was recorded in Wales last October with production by Gil Norton, which should only add weight to those rumors about a new studio album.

    Here’s what Black Francis wrote in a press release:

    The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body’. Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting.  The music for the song has been around for a few years.  There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued.  So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile.  It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.”

    Update: As Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, Kim Deal doesn’t sing on the song. This morning, Black Francis posted on the frankblack.net forums, “I agree, it does sound a bit like Kim. But it’s my good friend Jeremy Dubs, one of the best people I’ve had the pleasure to know, both socially and professionally.”

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    Update #2: According to the band’s publicist, Pixies will not release a new album.

    Watch the single’s video directed by Lamar +Nik, download the track, and sing along with the lyrics below. Then, wipe your eyes, grab a donut, and shake your head in disbelief.

    Lyrics to “Bag Boy”:

    I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings
    I get no satisfaction from your very recent sightings

    cover your breath
    cover your teeth
    cover your breath
    polish your speech

    like when I hear the sound of feet slapping on the runway
    like a small bird pretty while it’s crapping on the new day
    cover your breath
    polish your speech
    cover your breath
    polish your teeth

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    so disappointed I was that I had made small talk with you
    I’m not feeling your buzz I only smell your crock of stew
    polish your teeth
    alter your breath
    alter your teeth
    cover your breath
    Bag boy bag boy bag boy bag boy

    she had some beauty and manners but you look like a bug
    migrations of their type are such good planners and not smug
    cover your breath
    alter your speech
    cover your breath
    alter your speech
    Bag boy bag boy bag boy bag boy

    you are proselytizing alone
    listening to the voice with your ears
    you have regurgitated the tone
    now sat in your tract for many years
    picked up from dead things that you licked
    it’s a feedback loop you can’t evict
    cover your breath
    cover your teeth
    cover your breath
    polish your speech
    cover your breath
    polish your speech
    cover your breath
    polish your teeth
    polish your teeth
    alter your breath
    alter your teeth
    cover your breath
    cover your breath
    alter your speech
    cover your breath
    alter your speech

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