“Once upon a time this band meant something. But by the time of their reunion they have been defunct for 12 years and the royalties have dried to a trickle. Thompson (rechristened Frank Black) is struggling to sustain a solo career. Guitarist Joey Santiago is “eking out” a living writing TV soundtracks, and drummer Dave Lovering has lost his home and needs the cash to support his new job as a conjurer. As for Kim Deal, the Pixies’ iconic bassist, she is fresh out of rehab and living at home with her folks. The tour was wonderful news for Kim, her mother explains “She needs something to do besides writing poetry and, er, sleeping all day.”

The UK’s Guardian does a great profile on the Pixies and their feelings on loudQUIETloud, the documentary of their 2004 reunion tour, which opens in NYC at September’s end. (via Music Press Report)

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