BENEATH THE EYRIE LP

Infectious BMG | 13 September 2019

  

First release for Infectious BMG worldwide | Pre-order link: https://www.pixiesmusic.com/

Debut single from the album ON GRAVEYARD HILL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5fWtn3qF9w

 

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, and will be available in a wide variety of packages. These formats include:

 

 

  • DELUXE BOX SET | Features the full album on CD and clear vinyl formats plus a second clear vinyl disc containing nine unreleased demos recorded over the past year.
  • STANDARD HEAVYWEIGHT SINGLE GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
  • DELUXE CD IN HARD CASEBOUND BOOK
  • CASSETTE
  • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
  • STANDARD 12 SONG CD | Not available via pixiesmusic.combut from other retailers
  • STANDARD HEAVYWEIGHT SINGLE GATEFOLD COLOURED VINYL | Indie Record Store exclusive

 

 

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5fWtn3qF9w

 

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 Podcastdebuts 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. PIXIES will then head to the UK for their first European tour in two years beginning on 13 September.

 

Full dates as follows with further worldwide dates to be announced shortly.

 

 

AUGUST

 

Sat            31            PASEDENA                        Daydream Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Fri            13            CARDIFF                                    Motorpoint Arena

Sat            14            PLYMOUTH                        Pavilions

Mon            16            BIRMINGHAM                        O2 Academy

Tue            17            LEEDS                                    O2 Academy

Wed            18            MANCHESTER                        O2 Apollo

Fri            20            LONDON                        Alexandra Palace

Sat            21            NEWCASTLE                        O2 Academy

Sun            22            GLASGOW                        O2 Academy

Mon            23            EDINBURGH                        Usher Hall

Wed            25            BELFAST                                    Ulster Hall

Thu            26            DUBLIN                                    Olympia Theatre

Sun            29            OSLO                                    Sentrum Scene

Mon            30            STOCKHOLM                        Cirkus

 

OCTOBER

 

Tue            01            COPENHAGEN                        KB Hallen

Thu            03            UTRECHT                        Tivoli Vredenburg

Fri            04            TILBURG                                    013 Poppodium

Sat            05            BERLIN                                    Columbiahalle

Mon            07            COLOGNE                        Palladium

Tue            08            PRAGUE                                    Lucerna Music Hall

Wed            09            VIENNA                                    Gasometer

Fri            11            BOLOGNA                        Estragon

Sat            12            TURIN                                    Todays at OGR

Sun            13            ZURICH                                    X-Tra

Tue            15            MUNICH                        Tonhalle

Wed            16            BRUSSELS                        Forest National

Thu            17            LUXEMBOURG                        Luxexpo

Sat            19            PARIS                                    L’Olympia

Sun            20            LYON                                    Le Radiant

Mon            21            RENNES                                    Le Liberte

Wed            23            BARCELONA                        Sant Jordi Club

Thu            24            MADRDID                        Riviera

Fri            25            LISBON                                    Campo Pequeno

Sat            26            GALICIA                                    Coliseum

 

 

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ABOUT PIXIES

 

Whilst PIXIES have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt-rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today a whole new generation of music fans is discovering the band’s iconic ‘loudquietloud’ signature sound.

 

After five genre-defining studio albums – including the now Platinum-certified DOOLITTLE– PIXIES disbanded in 1993 then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds across the globe for the next 15 years, a far longer period of time than they were as a band originally. But writing, recording and releasing new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time, so they secretly booked studio time in Wales in the autumn of 2012. Six days into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band. Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on, finishing and releasing the band’s first studio album in more than two decades, 2014’s INDIE CINDY. Also wanting to play live, they began working with a number of touring bassists, including former A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin, who came out on the road with the band in 2014. The band welcomed her as PIXIES’ permanent bassist in 2016.

Also in 2016, PIXIES released their second post-reunion studio album, HEAD CARRIER, which was also Lenchantin’s recording debut with the band. As DIY Magazine put it at the time: “They’re back. They’re still brilliant. God save the Pixies”. December 2018 saw the band holed up at Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY with producer Tom Dalgety where they recorded their new album, BENEATH THE EYRIE, due out on 13 September 2019. 

 

PIXIES are:

 

  • BLACK FRANCIS | vocals and guitars
  • JOEY SANTIAGO | guitars
  • DAVID LOVERING | drums
  • PAZ LENCHANTIN | bass

 

www.pixiesmusic.com

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