Pixies Detail New Album Beneath the Eyrie, Sign to New Label

Listen to “On Graveyard Hill,” an ominous lead single with epic electric guitar shreds

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Pixies Detail New Album <i>Beneath the Eyrie</i>, Sign to New Label

Pixies announced on Monday that their new single, “On Graveyard Hill,” will be featured on their forthcoming album Beneath the Eyrie, set for global release on Sept. 13 later this fall.

The renowned trailblazers showcase their signature punk-infused riffs in the new song. Frontman Black Francis sings of a “witching hour” and impending death, among other morbid themes. The track further highlights Pixies’ iconic and grisly lyricism.

Black Francis (vocals, guitar) and his bandmates, Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and Paz Lenchantin (bass), have just signed to Infectious/BMG Worldwide. Beneath the Eyrie, will be their seventh studio release and first with the new label.

The subject matter of their new music will encompass everything from spellbinding witches to the pioneer Daniel Boone, according to a press release. Fans can also embrace all things dark by catching them live. Pixies will tour in support of Beneath the Eyrie later this year.

Pixies will join fellow alternative legends The Cure at the Daydream Festival in Pasadena, Calif., in August. The rockers were selected to play a set by Robert Smith, frontman for The Cure. Both bands last played together in 1989, making this festival their first shared performance in 30 years.

Pixies will also notably tour in the U.K., their first time doing so in two years. More dates will be announced on the band’s website in the coming weeks.

Listen to “On Graveyard Hill” and see Pixies’ tour dates below. You can preorder their new album here.

Pixies Tour Dates:

August
13 – Pasadena, Calif. @ Daydream Festival

September
13 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Motorpoint Arena
14 – Plymouth, U.K. @Pavilions,
16 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy
17 – Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy
18 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Apollo,
20 – London, U.K. @ Alexandra Palace
21 – Newcastle, U.K. @ O2 Academy
22 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 Academy
23 – Edinburgh, U.K. @ Usher Hall
25 – Belfast, U.K. @ Usher Hall
26 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
29 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
30 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus

October
01 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB Hallen
03 – Utrecht, The Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
04 – Tilburg, The Netherlands @ O13 Poppodium
05 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
07 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
08 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Hall
09 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
11 – Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
12 – Turin, Italy @ Todays at OGR
13 – Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra
15 – Munich, Germany @ Tonhalle
16 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
17 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Luxexpo
19 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
20 – Lyon, France @ Le Radiant
21 – Rennes, France @ Le Liberte
23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
24 – Madrid, Spain @ Riviera
25 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Campo Pequeno
26 – Galicia, Spain @ Coliseum