Pixies have announced a new studio album slated for a September release. To supplement their currently untitled eighth studio recording, the veteran alt-rockers will be documenting the recording process and a bit of the band’s long-standing history with a new podcast titled Past Is Prologue, Pixies in collaboration with Signal Co. No1.
The forthcoming album was recorded at Dreamland Recordings just outside of Woodstock, N.Y., and was produced by Tom Dalgety, who also produced Pixies’ 2016 album Head Carrier.
Hosted and narrated by music journalist Tony Fletcher, Past Is Prologue, Pixies will attempt to capture every angle of the creative and recording process, and its progression within a raw studio setting through its 12 installments. Delving into the band’s impressive 30+-year history, the podcast will also contextualize this next chapter by including individual conversations with the Pixie’s current members and Dalgety.
Co-founder of Signal Co. No1, Michael Simons, said in a statement, “While the emphasis of the podcast will be on the creation of the new album and looking forward, we were very interested, from a story perspective, in the way history has shaped who the Pixies are, and how and what they are creating now, how the past creates the present.”
Beginning June 27, the podcast will be released weekly ahead of the album’s September release.
Watch the trailer for Past Is Prologue, Pixies and see the dates for the band’s upcoming arena tour with Weezer below. We’ll update you on Pixies’ new album as more information becomes available.
Pixies Tour Dates:
08 – Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
09 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Tennessee Theatre (Pixies headlining date)
10 – Columbia, S.C. @ Colonial Life Arena
12 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
13 – Montreal, Que. @ Bell Centre
14 – Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
16 – Mashantucket, Conn. @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
17 – Baltimore, Md. @ Royal Farms Arena
18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore (Pixies headline date)
19 – Columbus, Ohio @ Schottenstein Center
20 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
22 – Memphis, Tenn. @ FedEx Forum
23 – Wichita, Kan. @ The Cotillion (Pixies headline date)
24 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
26 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
27 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
28 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
30 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
31 – Madison, Wis. @ Alliant Energy Center
01 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Eagles Ballroom (Pixies headline date)
03 – Billings, Mont. @ Alberta Bair Theater (Pixies headline date)
05 – Nampa, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
06 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
07 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena
09 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
10 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
11 – Reno, Nev. @ Grand Theatre (Pixies headline date)
12 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Event Center