The Pixies were formed in Boston in 1986. "Here Comes Your Man" was from their 1989 Doolitle album, but the song was not released as a single. Interestingly, this song was written by frontman Black Francis years earlier (when he was 14 or 15), but the band was reluctant to record it, as they viewed the sound as too commercial. Critics have since come to view "Here Comes Your Man" as one of the most melodic and accessible alternative songs ever written.
Unfortunately, the Pixes were not able to hold it together past early 1993, as the tension between Francis and bassist Kim Deal (who would go on to form The Breeders with her sister), tore the band apart.