Pixies Return, Carrying Heads

In this overheated world, there are still many things to be thankful for, including anything new from the Pixies. On that influential note, Black Francis and crew have a new full-length effort out September 30 called Head Carrier, which you can sample by screening the new video below for “Tenement Song.”

Click below also for more information, including tour dates, as well as Morphizm’s extensive coverage of the Pixies from the last two decades.

Taking its influence from the song’s lyrics and Vaughan Oliver’s album artwork, the video was conceived and created by the UK/European-based Krank! Collective and follows a journey through a squalid tenement block on the brink of demolition. The Krank! team – Neirin Best, Lianne Pierce and Xavier Burrow – created the video using a variety of handmade and digital animation techniques, including old school light box, painted animation, rotoscoping and digital compositing.

Pixies head out on the road November 15 to begin its 2016-17 global tour to support Head Carrier. Dates for Leg One are below.

15 Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
16 HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland
17 Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
18 Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
20 Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
21 Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
23 Zenith, Paris, France
24 Palladium, Koln, Germany
25 Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
27 HMH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
28 Brixton Academy, London, UK
29 Brixton Academy, London, UK
30 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

2 Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
3 O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
4 Apollo, Manchester, UK
6 Brixton Academy, London, UK
7 Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, UK
8 O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK

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