The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. The band consists of Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), David Lovering (drums), and Paz Lenchantin (bass guitar, vocals).
The Pixies are known for their unique blend of punk rock, indie rock, and pop, with influences ranging from surf music to the Beatles. Their music is characterized by Black Francis's distinctive vocals, Joey Santiago's jagged guitar lines, and the band's dynamic songwriting.
The Pixies released their debut album, "Surfer Rosa," in 1988, which was produced by Steve Albini. The album received critical acclaim and has been cited as a major influence on the alternative rock movement of the 1990s. The band's follow-up album, "Doolittle," was also a critical and commercial success.
Despite their success, the Pixies broke up in 1993, and the band members pursued various solo projects. However, they reunited in 2004 for a successful tour and have continued to perform and release new music since then. Some of their most famous songs include "Where Is My Mind?", "Debaser," and "Here Comes Your Man."
The Pixies' influence can be heard in the work of many alternative and indie rock bands that followed them, and they are considered one of the most important and influential bands of the 1980s and 1990s.