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Asphalt Orchestra to record Pixies’ ‘Surfer Rosa’

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Last month, Asphalt Orchestra, a 12-piece wind, brass, and percussion ensemble that aims to bring “ambitious processional music to the masses,” performed the Pixies’ 1988 LP “Surfer Rosa” at a club in New York. If, like us, you wish you had heard the group’s eclectic version — the chorus of saxophones, the scribble of piccolo, the thrashing, 3-piece percussion section — there’s good news. Asphalt Orchestra, which has opened for Pixies frontman Black Francis and his bandmates, is planning to record its take on the classic LP by the influential Boston band. And it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to cover the expense. The ensemble, which has estimated the cost of the project at $15,000, has raised $2,506 from 67 donors.

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