Pixies discography

Summary

Pixies discography
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The Pixies performing in 2019
Studio albums7
Live albums17
Compilation albums6
Video albums4
Music videos9
EPs5
Singles12

The discography of Pixies, an American alternative rock band, includes seven studio albums, 12 singles, five compilations, one mini-LP, and three EPs as of September 2016.

Pixies formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. Following their 1987 demo tape, the band signed to the English independent record label 4AD. They released Come On Pilgrim, comprising eight songs from their demo tape, in October 1987. Their first full-length album, Surfer Rosa, was released in 1988 on 4AD; an American distribution deal was agreed with Rough Trade Records several months later. However, Surfer Rosa did not see wide distribution in the United States.

Pixies agreed to a United States distribution deal with Elektra Records before releasing their third album, Doolittle. Doolittle was the most successful album for Pixies, earning them a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America in 1995 (along with Surfer Rosa in 2005). Following a hiatus in 1989, the band reconvened to release Bossanova in 1990 and Trompe le Monde in 1991, before breaking up in 1993. After reuniting in 2004, Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering issued a download-only single, "Bam Thwok," and Warren Zevon cover, "Ain't That Pretty At All", as well as collaborating with Disc Live to release a number of reunion tour live albums in the same year.

In 2013, a week after the departure of bassist Kim Deal, the band released the song "Bagboy", and then EP1, consisting of four new songs. In 2014, Pixies released EP2 and EP3, and Indie Cindy—a full-length album combining the songs from EP1, EP2 and EP3.

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
IRE
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SPA
[9]
SWE
[10]
UK
[11]
Surfer Rosa 43
Doolittle
  • Released: April 17, 1989 (UK)
  • Label: 4AD, Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette
98 66 33 53 18 8
Bossanova
  • Released: August 13, 1990
  • Label: 4AD, Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette
70 68 27 30 17 45 3
Trompe le Monde
  • Released: September 23, 1991
  • Label: 4AD, Elektra
  • Format: CD, LP, cassette
92 61 35 69 26 20 43 7
Indie Cindy
  • Released: April 19, 2014
  • Label: Pixiesmusic, PIAS
  • Format: CD, LP, download
23 21 16 10 4 23 33 29 57 6
Head Carrier
  • Released: September 30, 2016
  • Label: Pixiesmusic, PIAS
  • Format: CD, LP, download
72 23 12 32 31 13 20 23 7
Beneath the Eyrie
  • Released: September 13, 2019
  • Label: Pixiesmusic, PIAS
  • Format: CD, LP, download
[a] 36 21 22 7 15 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

The Pixies collaborated with Disc Live to release a string of limited edition live albums throughout 2004 as part of their reunion tour. This practice has been repeated with each successive tour, using The Show and Coudal Partners/American Laundromat as distributing labels. An incomplete list appears below.

Date Title Venue Number of copies pressed
April 13, 2004 Live in Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe 1000
April 14, 2004 Live in Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre 1000
April 15, 2004 Live in Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre 1000
June 2, 2004 Live at Brixton Academy Brixton Academy 1500
June 3, 2004 Live at Brixton Academy Brixton Academy 1500
June 4, 2004 Live at Brixton Academy Brixton Academy 1500
June 5, 2004 Live at Brixton Academy Brixton Academy 1500
November 11, 2004 Live in Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
December 6, 2004 the twelve final shows Norfolk Ted Constant Convocation Center 1000
June 5, 2005 Live in Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 7, 2005 Live in Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
June 8, 2005 Live in Cleveland, OH Scene Pavilion
June 12, 2005 Live in Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo 1000
September 30, 2005 Live in Baltimore, MD Sonar 1000
October 16, 2005 Live at Voodoo 04 City Park, New Orleans, LA 1500
January 3, 2006 "Hey" – Live Pixies 2004–2005 Various locations
September 28, 2018 Live from the Fallout Shelter [21] WJUL-FM UMass Lowell 1986-12-15th [22]

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
BEL
(FL)

[23]
FRA
[4]
IRE
[6]
NOR
[24]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[10]
UK
[11]
Surfer Rosa/Come On Pilgrim
Death to the Pixies
  • Released: October 6, 1997
  • Label: 4AD, Elektra
180 24 6 14 32 7 49 20
Pixies at the BBC
  • Released: July 6, 1998
  • Label: 4AD, Elektra
45
Complete 'B' Sides
  • Released: May 3, 2001
  • Label: 4AD
46 53
Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies
  • Released: May 3, 2004
  • Label: 4AD
161 13 6 26 16
Minotaur
  • Released: November 24, 2009
  • Label: 4AD
Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa[28]
  • Released: September 28, 2018
  • Label: 4AD
  • Formats: 3 CD box set, 3 LP box set
128

EPs

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[1]
GER
[5]
Come On Pilgrim
  • Released: September 28, 1987
  • Label: 4AD, Rough Trade
  • Format: LP, cassette
Pixies
  • Released: July 9, 2002
  • Label: SpinART
  • Format: CD
70
EP1
  • Released: September 2, 2013
  • Format: LP, digital
EP2
  • Released: January 3, 2014
  • Format: LP, digital
160
EP3
  • Released: March 24, 2014
  • Format: LP, digital

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt.

[30]
US
AAA

[31]
MEX
Ingl.

[32]
NZ
[8]
UK
[11]
"Gigantic" 1988 93 Surfer Rosa
"Monkey Gone to Heaven" 1989 5 60 Doolittle
"Here Comes Your Man" 3 54
"Velouria" 1990 4 29 28 Bossanova
"Dig for Fire" 11 62
"Planet of Sound" 1991 35 27 Trompe le Monde
"Alec Eiffel"
"Letter to Memphis" 1992 6
"Head On" 6
"Debaser" 1997 23 Death to the Pixies
"Bam Thwok" 2004 Non-album single
"Bagboy" 2013 Indie Cindy
"Um Chagga Lagga" 2016 25 Head Carrier
"Tenement Song" 39
"Classic Masher" 25
"On Graveyard Hill" 2019 Beneath the Eyrie
"Catfish Kate"
"Hear Me Out" (12" only) 2020 Non-album single

Other charted songs

Title Year Chart positions Album Certifications
FRA
[4]
NLD
[7]
UK
[11]
MEX
Ingl.

[32]
"Where Is My Mind?" 1988 88 199 Surfer Rosa
"Motorway to Roswell" 1991 52 Trompe le Monde
"Talent" 2016 34 Head Carrier

Bootlegs

Year Title
1989 "Live In Vienna"
"Bone Machine"
1991 "Rough Diamonds"
"Subbacultcha"
"Timeless Stars"
1994 "Give Me Ecstasy"

Music videos

Year Title
1989 "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
"Here Comes Your Man"
1990 "Velouria"
"Dig for Fire"
"Allison"
1991 "Alec Eiffel"
"Head On"
1997 "Debaser"
2013 "Bagboy"[34]
"Indie Cindy"
"Andro Queen"
"What Goes Boom"
2014 "Blue Eyed Hexe" [35]
"Greens and Blues"
"Snakes"
"Ring the Bell"
"Silver Snail"
"Magdalena 318"
2016 "Tenement Song"
"Um Chagga Lagga"
"Classic Masher"
2019 "On Graveyard Hill"
"Catfish Kate"
"Long Rider"
2020 "Hear Me Out"

DVDs

Year DVD Comments
2004 Pixies Contains a documentary about the band's influence, early concert videos, their music videos and footage of their 2004 reunion tour.
2005 Pixies: "Sell Out" Reunion Tour 2004 Playing live at Eurockéenness Festival in Belfort, France. Other performances in the reunion era are included as bonus material.
2006 loudQUIETloud Details the band's 2004 reunion tour.
2006 Acoustic: Live In Newport Playing live at the 2005 Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

Other appearances

Year Song Album Comments
1989 "Winterlong" The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young Neil Young cover
1990 "Born in Chicago"[36] Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary Paul Butterfield Blues Band cover
1991 "I Can't Forget"[37] I'm Your Fan: The songs of Leonard Cohen by... Leonard Cohen cover
2004 "Ain't That Pretty at All"[38] Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon Warren Zevon cover

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Beneath the Eyrie did not chart on the Billboard 200, but it peaked at #19 on Billboard's Alternative Albums chart.[20]

References

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  2. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
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  12. ^ a b c d e f g h "The Record: Unfinished Business". Capital Public Radio. February 3, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum (Pixies Search)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  14. ^ "Pixies - Doolittle". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  15. ^ a b "French certifications – Pixies" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  16. ^ "Pixies - Bossanova". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  17. ^ "Pixies - Trompe le Monde". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  18. ^ "French album certifications – The Pixies" (in French). InfoDisc. Select THE PIXIES and click OK. 
  19. ^ "Pixies Hit First Airplay Chart Since 1992 With 'Classic Masher'". Billboard. November 4, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  20. ^ "Pixies Chart History - Alternative Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  21. ^ Discogs ~ Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa
  22. ^ Pixies @ WJUL Lowell, 1986 December 15th
  23. ^ "Discografie Pixies". Ultratop (Vlaanderen) (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  24. ^ "Pixies in Norwegian Charts". Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  25. ^ a b "Pixies - Surfer Rosa/Come On Pilgrim". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  26. ^ "Pixies - Death to the Pixies". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  27. ^ "Pixies - Wave of Mutilation". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  28. ^ Schatz, Lake (2018-08-01). "Pixies announce 30th anniversary Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa box set". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  29. ^ Payne, Chris (January 13, 2014). "The Pixies Cut the Middleman by Taking New EPs & Secret Shows Straight to the Fans". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  30. ^ "Pixies Chart History - Alternative Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  31. ^ "Pixies Chart History - AAA". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  32. ^ a b "Pixies Chart History - Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  33. ^ "Pixies - Where Is My Mind?". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  34. ^ Bagboy Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGdSYPh5_BI
  35. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2014-01-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  36. ^ "Rubáiyát (Elektra's 40th Anniversary)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  37. ^ "I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen by." Discogs.com. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  38. ^ "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon". Rhapsody.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2007-08-04.

Sources

External links

  • Official site
  • Comprehensive discography
  • List of promotional items and records
  • Thrashin's Pixies Page - Long Standing Fan Page with comprehensive discography & lyrics