Pixies are set to return to the recording studio for the first proper sessions since the band completed Trompe Le Monde 20 years ago. In an interview, drummer and Dave Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago revealed that even Bono from U2 has been hassling them to record new material, although they admit it’s a daunting task. They point out they it’s been such a long time since they have recorded together in a studio that they may have to re-learn how to do it.
Lovering says “I wouldn’t say that, per se — just the whole process of going into a studio and recording, just going through the learning stuff again. We haven’t done it in a long, long time.” Santiago admits, however, that there still may be friction between Black Francis and Kim Deal, who notoriously still barely speak to each other. However, he thinks that they would do it – with a disclaimer saying “having said that, if there were two people to pick, Dave and I wouldn’t be the friction. It would probably be the other two [laughs].”
Ultimately, however, Santiago believes that the new recording will happen. “That talk about making a record will be in the forefront next because it’ll be time, you know. It’ll be time. We’ve definitely gelled as a unit and hopefully when we can all bury the hatchet — and we have — maybe we’ll go in there and hope for the best.” He even says one of the biggest rock stars in the world has asked them to get their arses in to the recording studio, saying “You know, Bono even asked. Remember that? He’s like, “Please make a record!” Goddamn, we can’t leave that unturned. That would frustrate me. It would. I think we should do it. But it’s up to everybody.”