Indie Cindy

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Indie Cindy
Pixies indie cindy.jpg
Studio album by Pixies
Released April 19, 2014 (2014-04-19)
Recorded 2012
Studio Rockfield Studios, Wales
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, pop rock
Length 45:49
Label Pixiesmusic, PIAS[1]
Producer Gil Norton
Pixies chronology
Trompe le Monde
(1991)Trompe le Monde1991
Indie Cindy
(2014)
Head Carrier
(2016)Head Carrier2016
Singles from Indie Cindy
  1. "Bagboy"
    Released: July 2013

Indie Cindy is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band the Pixies. Released in April 2014, it was the band's first album since 1991's Trompe le Monde, and the first Pixies album not to feature bass guitar player Kim Deal.[2]

The album combines all the songs from the band's 2013–14 extended play releases—EP1, EP2, and EP3—which were recorded and produced in 2012 by Gil Norton, who produced the band's previous albums Doolittle, Bossanova, and Trompe le Monde.[3]

Limited numbers of vinyl copies of the album were released on Record Store Day 2014 (double album but pressed at 45 rpm), 10 days prior to the album's full release. These copies came with a single-sided 7" single of "Women of War".[1][4] The album was released in North America on April 29, 2014 as a digital download, digipak CD and 2LP vinyl as well as a deluxe edition on CD or vinyl which included a live CD and a 40-page hardback book.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 62/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[7]
Entertainment Weekly A−[8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[9]
The Independent 3/5 stars[10]
The Irish Times 4/5 stars[11]
NME 7/10[12]
Pitchfork Media 2.5/10[13]
Q 3/5 stars[14]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[15]
Spin 6/10[16]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Indie Cindy received an average score of 62 based on 32 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Black Francis.

Standard edition
No. Title Length
1. "What Goes Boom" 3:32
2. "Greens and Blues" 3:46
3. "Indie Cindy" 4:41
4. "Bagboy" 4:52
5. "Magdalena 318" 3:26
6. "Silver Snail" 3:29
7. "Blue Eyed Hexe" 3:11
8. "Ring the Bell" 3:34
9. "Another Toe in the Ocean" 3:46
10. "Andro Queen" 3:23
11. "Snakes" 3:45
12. "Jaime Bravo" 4:24
13. "Women of War" (vinyl bonus track) 3:48
Total length: 49:27
Deluxe edition bonus disc (Live in the USA 2014)
No. Title Length
1. "Bone Machine" 3:09
2. "Hey" 3:17
3. "Ana" 2:15
4. "Magdalena 318" 3:27
5. "Snakes" 3:21
6. "Indie Cindy" 4:09
7. "I've Been Tired" 2:50
8. "Head On" 2:08
9. "The Sad Punk" 2:40
10. "Distance Equals Rate Times Time" 1:17
11. "Something Against You" 1:40
12. "Isla De Encanta" 1:36
13. "Planet of Sound" 3:27
Total length: 1:21:05

Personnel[edit]

Pixies
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[18] 23
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[19] 3
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[20] 6
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[21] 8
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[22] 1
Australian Albums (ARIA)[23] 21
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[24] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[25] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[26] 16
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[27] 34
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[28] 44
French Albums (SNEP)[29] 16
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[30] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[31] 4
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[32] 23
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[33] 33
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[34] 32
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[35] 21
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[36] 29
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[37] 57
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[38] 23
UK Albums (OCC)[39] 6
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[40] 2
UK Digital Albums (OCC)[41] 19

Release history[edit]

Indie Cindy
Region Date Edition Label
International 19 April 2014 Limited edition vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day[1] Pixiesmusic, PIAS
Japan 23 April 2014 CD, LP, DD, deluxe edition[42]
International 28 April 2014 CD, LP, DD, deluxe[42]
North America 29 April 2014 CD, LP, DD, deluxe[42]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ ‘Indie Cindy’ New Album
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  8. ^ Anderson, Kyle; Rahman, Ray (April 25, 2014). "Albums: May 2, 2014". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ Hann, Michael (April 17, 2014). "Pixies: Indie Cindy review – 'They no longer seem strange'". The Guardian. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ Gill, Andy (April 24, 2014). "Album reviews: The Black Keys, Pixies, Jackson Browne, Imelda May, The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, Chris Garneau". The Independent. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
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