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 www.pixiesmusic.com but 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:
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 was written over the course of 2018 and recorded last December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, NY. While taking a break outside the studio drummer David Lovering spotted an eagles nest – or ‘eyrie’ – right above the studio in a tree, hence the albums 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 albums tracks, from their earliest stages to completion, in the studios 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. 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