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- Posted on Jun 29th 2009 4:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"I guess we're kind of like a Led Zeppelin that tours," says Black. "More accurately, we would be like a Velvet Underground that tours. We have a catalog and it has a certain cache, and it seems to always be kind of current over and over to current musical tastes. Some of it, anyway, has a certain timeless quality to it."
So, he says, the Pixies will continue to regroup and play shows, but he's a little more skeptical about bringing the band back into the studio. "The idea of releasing a record right now, even from a business point of view, it's kind of like, 'On what record label?'" he says. "It doesn't even really make sense to be involved in releasing records that much right now, at least if you're going to make some sort of master stroke."
It's not that he rules out the possibility of doing, well, anything down the line. But for now, Black would prefer to wait it out until the record labels can figure out how to survive and sell their product in this new environment.
"I don't want to be my own record company because, to their credit, it's a lot of work to be a record company," he says. "To their discredit, it seems like they kind of f---ed this one up."