Alt-rock pioneers the Pixies are officially back, announcing the release of their first new album in three years.
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, and reissuing their early releases with the Come On Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa box set last year.
However, following the promise of a new record back in January, the Pixies have today announced that their seventh album is set to be released in September.
#BeneaththeEyrie – our new album, out on September 13.
— PIXIES (@PIXIES) June 3, 2019
Titled Beneath The Eyrie, the record marks the second album made by the group’s current lineup (Paz Lenchantin officially joined following Indie Cindy), and is set to be formally released on September 13th,
Produced by Tom Dalgety, the group also celebrated the news of the new record by unleashing their first single from the record, ‘On Graveyard Hill’.
With the group’s trademark sound on display, the new record is undoubtedly set to continue their impressive reputation as one of the finest alt-rock bands in the world as they deliver 12 songs about “witches, Daniel Boone, misfits”.
As reported back in January, the creation of the Pixies’ new record is set to be documented in a new podcast titled It’s A Pixies Podcast (formerly titled Past Is Prologue, Pixies).
Set for release on June 27th, 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, and undoubtedly serving as an exciting teaser for the new material we’ll soon be receiving from the iconic rockers.
While the Pixies currently have a handful of tour dates scheduled for 2019, it’s not clear whether we’ll see them on Aussie shores in support of the new record. However, considering their last trip to Australia was back in 2017, we reckon they’re due for a return visit.