Purists will say that the first album of the most legendary of all indie bands in twenty-three years is not a real Pixies record at all. And they're not wrong about that. Although bandleader Black Francis (aka Frank Black), guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering managed to get together for a studio album (they've been on the road live for a while now), bassist Kim Deal cancelled. And for many fans she is the incarnation of the Pixies sound. Nevertheless, the band tries everything to sound like before. In the beginning it takes getting used to, because the songs don't quite reach the class of the old classics. But with increasing playing time one understands the concept behind "Indie Cindy", which is more tongue-in-cheek than one first suspects. It is above all the Pixies of "Bossanova", i.e. those with the psychedelic, highly melodic surf songs, that the Pixies orient themselves to here, less the noisy "Surfer Rosa" band. Of course it's all imitation, second-hand pop, but it's more fun than any Frank- Black album ever could. Maybe the role of Santiago and Lovering was underestimated for years.
Top track: Silver Snail