Pixies Mine Archives For BBC Sessions

Following such rock icons as the Beatles, the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, the defunct avant-garde punk rockers the Pixies will release a new album of recordings made for the BBC on July 7.

Titled, aptly enough, "Pixies At the BBC," the disc compiles performances of the group from six sessions held with engineer John Peel dating from May 3, 1988 to June 23, 1991.

Highlights from the album include a cover of the Beatles "Wild Honey Pie" off of the "White Album," and the previously unavailable in the U.S. "In Heaven (The Lady in the Radiator Song)."

Though they lasted a little less than five years, the Pixies were influential to a whole wave of alternative artists, ranging from Nirvana to Everclear.

The group broke up after the release of 1991's "Trompe Le Monde" over creative differences between frontman Frank Black (then known as Black Francis), and bassist Kim Deal, who went on to score success with a re-tooled Breeders.