Indie Cindy

Summary

Indie Cindy
Pixies indie cindy.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 19, 2014 (2014-04-19)
Recorded2012
StudioRockfield Studios, Rockfield, Wales
Sonelab, Easthampton, Massachusetts
The Autumn Den, Northampton, Massachusetts
Genre
Length45:49
LabelPixiesmusic, PIAS[1]
ProducerGil Norton
Pixies chronology
Trompe le Monde
(1991)
Indie Cindy
(2014)
Head Carrier
(2016)
Singles from Indie Cindy
  1. "Bagboy"
    Released: July 2013

Indie Cindy is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band the Pixies. Released in April 2014, it was the band's first album since 1991's Trompe le Monde, and the first Pixies album not to feature bass guitar player Kim Deal.[2] Instead, bass guitar duties on the album are handled by Simon "Dingo" Archer, a former member of the British post-punk band The Fall.[3]

The album combines all the songs from the band's 2013–14 extended play releases—EP1, EP2, and EP3—which were recorded and produced in 2012 by Gil Norton, who produced the band's previous albums Doolittle, Bossanova, and Trompe le Monde.[4]

Limited numbers of vinyl copies of the album were released on Record Store Day 2014 (double album but pressed at 45 rpm), 10 days prior to the album's full release. These copies came with a single-sided 7" single of "Women of War".[1][5] The album was released in North America on April 29, 2014 as a digital download, digipak CD and 2LP vinyl as well as a deluxe edition on CD or vinyl which included a live CD and a 40-page hardback book.[6]

Commercial performance

The album peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard 200, making it the band's most successful album on that chart. In 2016 it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 75,000 copies throughout Europe.[7] As of 2015, sales in the United States have exceeded 34,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[8]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?5.8/10[9]
Metacritic62/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[11]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[12]
The Guardian[13]
The Independent[14]
The Irish Times[15]
NME7/10[16]
Pitchfork2.5/10[17]
Q[18]
Rolling Stone[19]
Spin6/10[20]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Indie Cindy received an average score of 62 based on 32 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[10]

Track listing

All songs written by Black Francis.

Standard edition
No.TitleLength
1."What Goes Boom"3:32
2."Greens and Blues"3:46
3."Indie Cindy"4:41
4."Bagboy"4:52
5."Magdalena 318"3:26
6."Silver Snail"3:29
7."Blue Eyed Hexe"3:11
8."Ring the Bell"3:34
9."Another Toe in the Ocean"3:46
10."Andro Queen"3:23
11."Snakes"3:45
12."Jaime Bravo"4:24
Total length:45:49
Deluxe edition bonus disc (Live in the USA 2014)
No.TitleLength
1."Bone Machine"3:09
2."Hey"3:17
3."Ana"2:15
4."Magdalena 318"3:27
5."Snakes"3:21
6."Indie Cindy"4:09
7."I've Been Tired"2:50
8."Head On"2:08
9."The Sad Punk"2:40
10."Distance Equals Rate Times Time"1:17
11."Something Against You"1:40
12."Isla De Encanta"1:36
13."Planet of Sound"3:27
Total length:1:21:05
Bonus 7" single
No.TitleLength
1."Women of War" 

Personnel

Pixies
Additional musicians
  • Ding (Simon "Dingo" Archer) – bass guitar
  • Jeremy Dubs – backing vocals
  • Paz Lenchantin – bass guitar and backing vocals on deluxe edition[21] tracks and "Women of War"
Technical
  • Gil Norton – production, engineering, mixing
  • Justin Pizzoferrato – additional engineering (Sonelab])
  • Mike Stitsinger – additional engineering (The Autumn Den)
  • Dan Austin – mixing
  • Miles Wilson – mixing (live tracks)
  • Vaughan Oliver – art direction, design
  • Michael Speed – design assistance, xp illustration
  • Ian Pollock – character illustration

Charts

Release history

Indie Cindy
Region Date Edition Label
International 19 April 2014 Limited edition vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day[1] Pixiesmusic, PIAS
Japan 23 April 2014 CD, LP, DD, deluxe edition[48]
International 28 April 2014 CD, LP, DD, deluxe[48]
North America 29 April 2014 CD, LP, DD, deluxe[48]

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