In 1993, the iconic alternative rock band, Pixies, decided to call it quits and part ways. For the sake of formality, frontman Black Francis decided to fax his bandmates the bad news (I'm not sure if that fact is more dated or straight-up mean). After ten years apart, the Pixies were able to move past their differences and reformed in 2004. Above watch the Boston rockers perform "Here Comes Your Man" back in August of 2004 at the Newport Folk Festival, which was their first ever all-acoustic show. For a band that had been riddled with tension and jealousy, which, in turn, prompted Francis to tell his band to "fax-off," they sound pretty damn good. So good, in fact, that the performance was made into a special edition DVD, which was released in 2006.
The performance above is just one of twenty-two from the acoustic set that featured many other fan-favorites such as "Gouge Away," "Where Is My Mind?" and "Caribou." The DVD, titled Pixies - Acoustic: Live in Newport, includes the aforementioned performance along with a concert photo gallery and a twenty-one minute behind the scenes segment on the band as they construct the acoustic renditions to be performed.
Although without bassist Kim Deal, the Pixies are plugging on. They have released several new singles with accompanying music videos since June and currently are on tour; take a look at the Pixies artist page on Zumic for the complete tour schedule and links to the new videos. If you're interested in hearing some of that new material, you can purchase the four-track EP by visiting the band's official site. Additionally, you can try and grab a limited edition vinyl--but hurry, only five thousand copies were made!