19 tracks to kick off the year and your chance to see and hear who will be releasing albums in the coming months. Check out new music from The Parrots, Pip Blom, JAWS, Half Japanese, on labels sych as Sacred Bones, Hardly Art, Fire and Goner Records.
Between this album and the first, the Pixies defining Surfer Rosa lay two albums which had already out-grown the incestuous tales of redneck American life in the backwoods. The Pixies had grown with Doolittle, and expanded with Bossanova; now with Trompe le Monde, Pixies fully embraced Bossanova’s expansion and the further musings of singer and songwriter Black Francis. In a review for All Music, Heather Phares called Trompe le Monde “essentially Black Francis’ solo debut.” This is something I agree with and have generally always felt.