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New Pixies music is a tough piece of drawling blues

Pixies is streaming at newpixi.es/bagboy.

Pixies; streaming at newpixi.es/bagboy

Pixie-fan monkeys are in heaven, with the release of their favourite alt-rockers' first new music since the Bam Thwok reunion single from 2004.

Bagboy, which arrived late last week in the form of a video and a free download, is a tough piece of squalling, drawling blues meat, with front man Frank Black seething in a Neil Young-style rap-rant: "I'm not feeling your buzz. I only smell your crock of stew."

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Perhaps he's addressing bass player Kim Deal, who announced her departure from the band two weeks ago.

Nothing's easy with these guys.

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