Alt-rock icons the Pixies are set to have a big year in 2019, announcing the release of their seventh studio album.

Back in 2014, the Pixies released Indie Cindy, their first album in 23 years, and the first full-length release since their 2004 reunion. Since then, fans have been somewhat spoiled, with the band releasing Head Carrier back in 2016.

Now, the Pixies are set to once again enter the studio, revealing today their seventh studio album is due to be released in September.

As Pitchfork notes, the group’s as-yet-untitled new record will also be accompanied by a brand new podcast, which will premiere this June.

Titled Past Is Prologue, the twelve-part series will feature journalist Tony Fletcher as host, going behind the scenes with the band during the recording session of their new record.

Check out the trailer for the Pixies’ Past Is Prologue podcast:

YouTube VideoPlay

At this stage, it’s not clear whether the band will be touring in support of their new record, but considering their last trip to Australia was back in 2017, we reckon they’re due for a return visit.

Of course, this new record isn’t the only bit of good news that Pixies fans have had in recent times, with the band celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album by releasing Come On Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa last year.

Featuring both of their early releases, this collection also included the Live From The Fallout Shelter, a live set originally recorded to radio back in 1986, just months after the band first formed.

Further details on the Pixies’ new album are sparse at the moment, but it’s looking as though we’re not about to receive a long-awaited reunion with Kim Deal during the recording sessions.

Check out the Pixies’ ‘Debaser’:

YouTube VideoPlay

Get unlimited access to the coverage that shapes our culture.
to Rolling Stone magazine
to Rolling Stone magazine