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Watch: Pixies – “Tenement Song” Video

Head Carrier Due Out September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]

Sep 05, 2016
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Pixies are releasing a new album, Head Carrier, on September 30 via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "Um Chagga Lagga," followed by another song from the album, "Talent." Now they have shared a video for "Tenement Song." The animated video was conceived and created by the U.K./European-based Krank! Collective (Neirin Best, Lianne Pierce, and Xavier Burrow) and features images of David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, the Log Lady from Twin Peaks, and others. As the press release says, it "follows a journey through a squalid tenement block on the brink of demolition" and was "created the video using a variety of handmade and digital animation techniques, including old school light box, painted animation, rotoscoping, and digital compositing." Watch below.

Head Carrier is the band's second album since reuniting in 2004 and is the follow-up to 2014's Indie Cindy, which was more of an EP collection than an album. It is the first album to feature Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, The Entrance Band) as their new permanent bassist. Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) produced Head Carrier, which was recorded at London's Rak Studios from mid-February through to mid-March this year. Pixies spent six weeks in pre-production (writing, arranging, and rehearsing all the songs), which was a luxury the band didn't have in their '80s and '90s heyday when they were releasing a new album a year from 1988 to 1991.

Pixies Tour Dates:


15        Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
16        HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland
17        Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
18        Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
20        Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
21        Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
23        Zenith, Paris, France
24        Palladium, Koln, Germany
25        Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
27        HMH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
28        Brixton Academy, London, UK  
29        Brixton Academy, London, UK  
30        O2 Academy, Leeds, UK


 2         Barrowland, Glasgow, UK  
 3         O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK 
 4         Apollo, Manchester, UK 
 6         Brixton Academy, London, UK - ADDED SHOW
 7         Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, UK - ADDED SHOW


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