Years active
since 1986
United States
Influential alternative rock band formed in 1986 by Charles Thompson (aka Black Francis, aka Frank Black) and Joey Santiago, while they were both students at the UMass. Bassist Kim Deal joined the group after responding to a now-famous ad: "Band seeks bassist into Hüsker Dü and Peter, Paul and Mary. Please – no chops." The line-up was completed with the addition of drummer David Lovering, an acquaintance of Deal's. The group broke up acrimoniously in 1993. The Pixies reunited with their original line-up in 2004 for a series of anticipated and successful world tours. Kim Deal left the band in 2013, reportedly because she didn't want to record new material with the band.
Kim Deal Bass, vocals
Frank Black Lead singer, guitar
David Lovering Drums
Joey Santiago Guitar
Kim Shattuck Bass, vocals (2013)
The Breeders


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Performances also appear on


Title Performer Release date Label
Death to the Pixies - We're Better! various artists February 1998 Play It Again Sam [PIAS]
Where Is My Mind? A Tribute to The Pixies various artists June 8, 1999 Glue Factory
Pixies Fuckin' Die! various artists 1999 LifeLike
Tribute to the Pixies various artists July 20, 2000 Pop Food
The String Quartet Tribute to Pixies Vitamin String Quartet October 5, 2004 Vitamin [US]
La La Love You Pixies! various artists October 19, 2004 Düsseldorf
Dig for Fire - A Tribute to Pixies various artists November 13, 2007 American Laundromat Records
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of The Pixies Mike Baiardi 2008 Rockabye Baby!
Undercover Tribute to Pixies' Doolittle various artists February 1, 2011 Undercover Presents
Asphalt Orchestra Plays Pixies - Surfer Rosa Asphalt Orchestra November 18, 2014 Cantaloupe Music