Beneath The Eyrie, Pixies new album, will be released worldwide by Infectious BMG on 13 September to coincide with the start of their world tour.
The first track, On Graveyard Hill, is available to listen to here:
No doubt fans will recognise the classic tale of imminent doom from this U.S. alt-rock band.
The album was written through 2018 and recorded in December. Drummer David Overing spotted an eagles’ nest – an eyrie – above the studio, previously a church, which inspired the title of the album. Pixies documented the whole process of recording the album in a 12-episode podcast ‘It’s a Pixies Podcast’, to which fans were invited to witness all of the stages – in the control room, the main room and in a video booth, the latter giving a novel perspective and insight into the band members’ thoughts and reflections. The first episode was available on 27 June, with subsequent episodes leading up to the start of the tour.
Korda Marshall of Infectious BMG applauds their talent: ‘There are not many bands who can justifiably claim to have changed the sound of music. Pixies are one, and they continue to push the boundaries with their brilliant new album.’
Pixies are universally recognised as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt-rock movement. They were trailblazers for artists such as Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam. Now, the new generation of music fans is discovering Pixies and their ‘loudquietloud’ signature sound. Members are:
Black Francis – vocals and guitars
Joey Santiago – guitars
David Lovering – drums
Paz Lenchantin – bass
After their appearance at Daydream Festival in California, where they will share a stage with The Cure, the band travels to the U.K. In case you can’t make it to Leeds, here are all their U.K. dates:
Fri 13 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sat 14 Plymouth Pavilions
Mon 16 Birmingham Academy
Tue 17 Leeds Academy
Wed 18 Manchester Apollo
Fri 20 London Alexandra Palace
Sat 21 Newcastle Academy
Sun 22 Glasgow Academy
Mon 23 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wed 25 Belfast Ulster Hall
Thu 26 Dublin Olympia Theatre
Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he’ll tackle any topic as long as it’s Leeds.