Pixies: Natural Magic

(Image credit: Pixiesmusic)

If there’s one defining trend we can pin to the 2010s, it’s been... Nostalgia. Perhaps because the rest of the world is in goddamn shambles right now, pop-culture has largely shifted its focus to re-appreciating the gems of our past – whether that’s in cinema (Star WarsJurassic World and Ghostbusters are all titans of the present-day box office), TV (though it’s a new property, the whole allure of Stranger Things is its retro flavouring) or music; this year alone, we’ve seen chart-destroying albums drop from Weezer, Dream Theater and the Backstreet Boys – all bands who ostensibly peaked in the ‘90s, but have enjoyed wickedly lucrative comebacks as of late. 

If there’s one release that will send yesteryear’s music fans into a tizzy, though it’s the latest set of oddball bangers from the Pixies – by and large, the definitive ‘90s alt-rock band. Their seventh full-length (and third since reuniting in ’04), Beneath The Eyrie is 100 percent peak Pixies: belting, bulbous vocals; numbing, overdriven riffs; and goosebump-inducing loud-soft dynamics. 

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…