Record store clerks from coast to coast are buzzing about the possibility of a new Pixies album. The story comes from the NME, which proclaims with absolute certainty that the celebrated indie rock band "will hit the studio in 2007." The info supposedly comes from Frank Black, though the quotes in the article sound less definitive than the headline.
"I know we like playing and everyone likes touring together, so to keep doing that and not record anything is kind of like being a county fair band. We don't want to do that, so the only thing we can do is become a vital band again. So it's just a matter of doing it, I guess."
Since when does "it's just a matter of doing it, I guess" mean "yes sir, we are definitely making a new album in 2007"? In an interview with The A.V. Club posted online this week, Black talked about flippantly confirming "new Pixies album" rumors to reporters who won't take "sorry, there's no news yet" for an answer. Did the NME fall for an annoyed reaction from Black, or do fans really have something to look forward to? We'll see.