Their signature loud-quiet-loud dynamic of rumbling bass lines leading to an explosion of crunching guitars drew the feeling of a ticking time bomb, adopted by many of the grunge and alternative bands who surfaced in the 1990s. Later albums 'Bossanova' (1990) and 'Trompe Le Monde' (1991) both made the UK top ten.
In 2013, Pixies released an EP of new songs titled EP1, with EP2 released on January 2014 & EP3 in March 2014. The three EPs were collected in LP format and released as the album Indie Cindy in April 2014.
In 2016, Pixies announced that Paz Lenchantin was now a permanent member of the band with sixth album, Head Carrier, released later that year.
In January 2019, the band announced that they would release a brand new album, for release in September 2019.