Q&A: Joey Santiago on New Pixies Riffs & Wikipedia's Shortcomings

The Pixies' victory lap continues widening almost a full two decades

after the band last put out a new album. After originating in Boston in

the late '80s and creating a hook-filled rock boilerplate inspiring

everyone from Nirvana to Surfer Blood, internal tensions tore them

apart. Now, the core of frontman Black Francis, bassist Kim Deal,

guitarist Joey Santiago, and drummer Dave Lovering is whole, and a

never-ending tour commemorating the 20th anniversary of beloved

Doolittle album continues two years after the milestone was reached.

"This is probably the biggest production that we've done," says

Santiago. The current leg of the tour -- dubbed "Lost Cities" because it

hits locales the Pixies have never played -- arrives at the Orlando

Calling Festival on Saturday. New Times caught up with Santiago at home

just before the tour began.

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