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The American alternative rock group, the Pixies, released their second album Doolittle, which debuted in the Spring of 1989. The album was distributed in the U.S. by Electra Records in collaboration with the U.K. record label; 4AD. The Pixies formed in 1986 when two friends, Joey Santiago and Black Francis, who were neighbors while attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst initially created the group. They later advertised to find fellow members Kim Deal and David Lovering. After the four members were in place, they chose their group name from the dictionary, finding that they liked the definition; “mischievous little elves,” so the name Pixies stuck. In 2009, the group got together in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of their edgy Doolittle album by touring Europe again for their fans, and in 2013 replaced one of the original members while continuing to tour today.
Source: Rolling Stone. (2009). Doolittle. Retrieved from http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pixies-announce-european-tour-for...