Pixies is an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. The band's original lineup consisted of Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), and David Lovering (drums).
The band's debut album, Surfer Rosa, was released in 1988 to critical acclaim for its unique blend of punk rock, surf rock, and avant-garde elements. The album included fan favorites like "Where Is My Mind?" and "Gigantic," and helped to establish the band as a major influence on the alternative rock genre.
Pixies continued to release highly influential albums throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, including Doolittle (1989), which included hits like "Monkey Gone to Heaven" and "Here Comes Your Man," and Bossanova (1990), which showcased the band's love of surf rock and sci-fi themes.
In 1991, the band released their final album with their original lineup, Trompe le Monde, which included hits like "Alec Eiffel" and "Planet of Sound." After the release of the album, tensions began to rise within the band, and they announced a breakup in 1993.
Despite the breakup, Pixies remained a highly influential band in the alternative rock genre, and their influence can be heard in the music of countless bands that followed them. In 2004, the band reunited and began touring again, and they released their first new album in over a decade, Indie Cindy, in 2014. The band has continued to tour and record new music in the years since, though Deal left the group in 2013.