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As the first wave of the Pixies' reunion tour finally winds down, guitarist Joey Santiago has aligned with commercial sound agency Elias Arts. While based out of New York, he will focus on composing music for television commercials. As previously reported, Santiago also recently scored the Canadian documentary "Radiant City," which is about planned housing.

The Pixies will begin a short European tour July 14 in Trencin, Slovakia, but Santiago recently told the band has no further plans for the time being. "I'd only be interested if it happens in an organic manner; if all our schedules are aligned and we're all feeling it," he said of a possible new Pixies studio album. "That's the only reason to do it."

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