It turns out an album about prostitution, obscure biblical stories and sliced-up eyeballs can go platinum, too. Pixies’ seminal sophomore record Doolittle came out 30 years ago today in 1989, and they’re celebrating the anniversary with an official Platinum certification recognizing one million units sold.
Doolittle only gets more prescient and exhilarating with age, balancing bona fide alt-rock hits like “Here Comes Your Man” and “Debaser” with more left-field cuts like “Tame,” “Crackity Jones” and “Silver.” The album pushed forward and crystallized the Pixies sound, and ushered in a wave of disciples like Nirvana and Radiohead who would define the sound of rock music in the 1990s.
To mark the milestone, Boston record store chain Newbury Comics is releasing a limited-edition exclusive vinyl pressing of Doolittle on July 12. The record comes with a choice of three different vinyl art styles—pinwheel, splatter and swirl—chosen by Newbury Comics staff. Only 1,000 copies of each type will be sold.
Pixies’ last album was 2016’s Head Carrier, their first with new bassist Paz Lenchantin. They also released a live album called Live from The Fallout Shelter last year. The current lineup of Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering and Lenchantin has finished recording a new album that’s due out later this year. Pixies are also embarking on a world headlining tour that kicks off in the U.K. in September.
You can stream Doolittle here and preorder the limited-edition Newbury Comics pressings of the album here. Check out Pixies’ full list of dates below.
Pixies Tour Dates:
13 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
14 – Plymouth, U.K. @ Plymouth Pavilions
16 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy Birmingham
17 – Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy Leeds
18 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Apollo Manchester
20 – London, U.K. @ Alexandra Palace
21 – Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. @ O2 Academy Newcastle
22 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 Academy Glasgow
23 – Edinburgh, U.K. @ Usher Hall
25 – Belfast, U.K. @ Ulster Hall
26 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
29 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
30 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
01 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB Hallen
03 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
04 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
05 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
07 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
08 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
09 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
11 – Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
12 – Turin, Italy @ OGR
13 – Zürich, Switzerland @ X-TRA
15 – Munich, Germany @ TonHalle München
16 – Forest, Belgium @ Sala Conciertos Forest National
17 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Luxexpo The Box
19 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
20 – Caluire-et-Cuire, France @ Le Radiant
21 – Rennes, France @ Le Liberté
23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
24 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala La Riviera