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Pixies Share Colorful New Video for “On Graveyard Hill”

Beneath the Eyrie Due Out September 13 via Infectious/BMG

Jul 17, 2019
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Pixies are releasing a new album, Beneath the Eyrie, on September 13 via Infectious/BMG. Previously they shared its first single, "On Graveyard Hill." Now they have shared a video for the song. Kii Arens and Bobbi Rich directed the clip, which was shot in Los Angeles and nods to the films of Kenneth Anger. It stars model Alli Harvard. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.  

Arens had this to say about the video in a press release: "Directing for the all mighty Pixies is quite an honor, and I was given complete artistic freedom to do what I wished. The freedom to do so makes sense as to why they are such an original, real deal band. I started my career in music creating rock art so it's perfect for this psychedelic freak-out video release."

A previous press release said Beneath the Eyrie features "tales of witches, Daniel Boone, misfits, and other characters."

The band features Black Francis (vocals, guitars), Joey Santiago (guitars), David Lovering (drums), and Paz Lenchantin (bass). Francis and Lenchantin co-wrote "On Graveyard Hill." Tom Dalgety produced Beneath the Eyrie, which was written over the course of 2018 and recorded last December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, NY. The studio was originally St. John's Church built in 1896. The album's title was inspired when "Lovering spotted an eagles nest - or 'eyrie' - right above the studio in a tree."

The making of the album is being chronicled in It's a Pixies Podcast, which is produced by the band and hosted/narrated by New York Times best-selling author Tony Fletcher.

Beneath the Eyrie is Pixies' third album since reuniting in 2004 and is the follow-up to 2016's Head Carrier (which was the first album to feature Lenchantin) and 2014's Indie Cindy (which was more of an EP collection than an album).

Korda Marshall, UK SVP Music, BMG, had this to say in a press release about signing the band: "There are not many bands that can justifiably claim to have changed the sound of music. The Pixies are one, and they continue to push the boundaries with their brilliant new album. We are honored and proud to have signed them to Infectious/BMG and really look forward to working with them in the future."

Pixies Tour Dates:

August:

13  Daydream Festival, Pasadena, CA

September:

13  Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
14  Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
16  O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
17  O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
18  O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
20  Alexandra Palace, London, UK
21  O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
22  O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
23  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
25  Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK
26  Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
29  Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
30  Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

October:

 1   KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
 3   TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
 4   O13 Poppodium, Tilburg, The Netherlands
 5   Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
 7   Palladium, Cologne, Germany
 8   Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
 9   Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
11  Estragon, Bologna, Italy
12  Todays at OGR, Turin, Italy
13  X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
15  Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
16  Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
17  Luxexpo, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
19  L'Olympia, Paris, France
20  Le Radiant, Lyon, France
21  Le Liberte, Rennes, France
23  Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
24  Riviera, Madrid, Spain
25  Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal
26  Coliseum, Galicia, Spain

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