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
- 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.
Sat 31 PASEDENA Daydream Festival
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
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
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.
- BLACK FRANCIS | vocals and guitars
- JOEY SANTIAGO | guitars
- DAVID LOVERING | drums
- PAZ LENCHANTIN | bass