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Pixies As Endearingly Irreverent as Ever on New Album, ‘Beneath the Eyrie’ (Listen)

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Pixies just continue to be so … Pixies.

For decades, the revered alt/rock/indie band has forged its own place in the music community, a stubborn refusal to be anything less than themselves helping make them the fan favorites they are.

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Today, the band releases a new album, Beneath the Eyrie, and it’s another collection of quirky anthems led by Black Francis on guitar/vocals, accompanied by Joey Santiago on guitar, David Lovering on drums and Paz Lechantin on bass (filling the spot vacated by the departure of longtime bassist Kim Deal, who left the group in 2013).

the overall feel of this album can perhaps be best explained in a single track — “Catfish Kate,” which ramps up the quirk (and catchiness) to 11:

Stream the 12-track album below, via Spotify:

Catch Pixies on the road in the coming weeks:

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

OCTOBER
1 KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
3 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
4 O13 Poppodium, Tilburg, The Netherlands
5 Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
7 Palladium, Cologne, Germany
8 Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
9 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
11 PalaDozza, Bologna, Italy
12 Todays at OGR, Turin, Italy
13 X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
15 Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
16 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
17 Luxexpo, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
19 L’Olympia, Paris, France
20 Le Radiant, Lyon, France
21 Le Liberte, Rennes, France
23 Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
24 Riviera, Madrid, Spain
25 Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal
26 Coliseum, Galicia, Spain

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