Alt-rock favorites the Pixies have announced the upcoming reissue of their first two studio albums, 1987’s Come On Pilgrim and 1988’s Surfer Rosa. The box set will be titled Come on Pilgrim...It's Surfer Rosa, in celebration of both albums having turned 30-years-old, and will also include one of the earliest known recordings of the band on a record titled Live From The Fallout Shelter, which was originally broadcasted over the Boston airwaves through MJUL-FM radio back in 1986, Pitchfork reports.
The announcement of the celebratory reissue on Wednesday came as the band is on the tail end of their current North American tour alongside Weezer with only five more shows remaining. There will reportedly be two editions for the upcoming release. The standard edition will come in either three CD or three-LP with (in addition to the live bonus disc) with new artwork “reimagined by original designer Vaughan Oliver.” The standard edition is due out on Sept. 28, while the deluxe version of the reissue is due out a few months later, possibly November, and will include an art book as well as a clothbound handbook, three clear vinyl discs and a booklet containing the lyrics of the two albums.
The band’s current tour alongside Weezer has featured all the original members from their lineup in the 1980s, except for Kim Deal, who left the group in 2013. Their latest studio album, Head Carrier, arrived back in 2014 and has helped in keeping the band somewhat relevant as a new generation of music fans begin to come of age while nostalgia within “classic rock” continues to thrive in bankability.
“This was feeling very much like our comeback record as opposed to ‘Indie Cindy,’ which felt like a transitional moment even when we were making it,” Pixies singer/guitarist Black Francis told Rolling Stone about their 2016 studio effort, which was their first since the departure of Deal. “This time, we felt like we wanted to get out of our comfort zone. I think working with a different producer certainly ticked a lot of boxes in terms of getting out of our comfort zone.”
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