Visceral, musically cinematic, otherworldly but strangely familiar and a bit unsettling, welcome to the brand-new Pixies album Beneath The Eyrie, where tales of witches, Daniel Boone, misfits and other characters fit utterly into the band’s inherent weirdness. Boasting 12 new songs, the album will be released globally on 13 September via their new record label, Infectious BMG.
The band offer an early taste of the album via the first single On Graveyard Hill, an in-your-face, classic Pixies tale of imminent, ominous doom:
Korda Marshall, UK SVP Music at BMG, said: “There are not many bands that 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. We are honoured and proud to have signed them to Infectious BMG and really look forward to working with them in the future”.
Beneath The Eyrie, produced by GRAMMY-nominated Tom Dalgety [Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies’ Head Carrier] was written over the course of 2018 and recorded last December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, NY. While taking a break outside the studio [originally St. John’s Church built in 1896] drummer David Lovering spotted an eagles nest – or ‘eyrie’ – right above the studio in a tree, hence the album’s title.
For the recording of the album, Pixies opted to shine a bright and rare light on the process, to document every moment of what took place in the studio for a 12-episode podcast titled It’s a Pixies Podcast. The podcast welcomes fans to witness the evolution of the album’s tracks, from their earliest stages to completion, in the studio’s control room, the main room, and in a special video booth where the band members offered their thoughts and observations throughout recording.
Produced by Pixies and hosted and narrated by New York Times best-selling author Tony Fletcher It’s a Pixies Podcast debuts on 27 June and will be available globally on Apple, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher, Google and other podcast platforms.
Pixies will support Beneath The Eyrie with an extensive 2019-2020 world tour that kicks off 31 August at the Daydream Festival in Pasadena, CA. This will mark the first time the band has shared a stage with the festival’s curators The Cure in 30 years, the first time being in 1989 at LA’s Dodger Stadium. Pxies will then head to the UK for their first European tour in two years beginning on 13 September and stopping in the O2 Academy in Leeds on Tuesday 17 September.