Pixies announce art contest for new album Indie Cindy and stream Snakes video

With the late-April release of Indie Cindy, the first new Pixies studio album in more than 20 years, the band, along with legendary graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, is calling upon the Pixies’ artistic community to participate in a fun contest where art and music converge.

A week or so ago we found out that Pixies were combining their EP’s 1, 2 and 3 into an album called Indie Cindy, due out 28the April. It’ll be their first album since 1991′s Trompe Le Monde, and first without Kim Deal. We ran a story about it here in fact. They’ve also just let it be known that they’re running a competition linked to it, and they’ve released a video for the track Snakes which closed EP2 of course. Details about the competition and the video can be found below.

First, spiel about the contest:

Pixies – Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering – are looking for committed fans and artists to create a unique Pixies-inspired design measuring 11” X 17” (279mm x 432mm) that utilizes Pixies logos and the “Indie Cindy” album title – everything else can be a product of the artist’s creativity and ingenuity. All submissions will be personally judged by the three Pixies band members and by Vaughan Oliver, who has designed all Pixies artwork over the band’s career. The winning designer will receive a cash prize of $500 and an autographed copy of the winning design. The design itself will be used as a limited-edition, commemorative lithograph print that will be offered as a bonus item with the purchase of the band’s new album at independent music stores.

“We love the idea that people make our music their own,” said Pixies Black Francis, “that they have their own interpretation of the lyrics and the songs’ meanings. So, we’re really excited to see what the artists in our fan base come up with in terms of visuals, how they ‘SEE’ our music.”

The contest is being hosted by Creative Allies an online art community and fan engagement platform that provides visual artists with opportunities to design for musicians, festivals and brands.

The contest closes Thursday, April 10 at 11:59PM PT. For more information, or to submit your design, log onto this location.


Pixies website is here. They’re also on Facebook and Twitter as @pixies.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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