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Monday 20 June 2022

Doggerel: Pixies Conjure Up A Mature Yet Visceral Record For Their Eight Album Release

The Pixies forged an influential path for alt-rock during their first era, while their post 2004 reunion has seen them alchemize more sophisticated dark arts - a return which has them add another three UK Top 10 albums to the three they achieved on their first run. 
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Now, as fired up as ever before, Pixies will release their eighth studio album Doggerel on 30th September 30th. They launch the album alongside its lead single There's a Moon On

Doggerel is a mature yet visceral record of gruesome folk, ballroom pop and brutal rock, haunted by the ghosts of affairs and indulgences, driven wild by cosmic forces and envisioning digital afterlives where no God has provided one. And all the while, right there on the news, another distant storm approaches. 

Guitarist Joey Santiago says: 

"This time around we have grown. We no longer have under two-minute songs. We have little breaks, more conventional arrangements but still our twists in there." 

PIXIES - Doggerel (Album Trailer)

Vocalist/guitarist Black Francis adds,: 

"We're trying to do things that are very big and bold and orchestrated. The punky stuff, I really like playing it but you just cannot artificially create that shit. 

"There's another way to do this, there's other things we can do with this extra special energy that we're encountering."

That energy shimmers in the album's new single There's A Moon On, which fits into the space between prototype squalling Pixies guitars and heartland rock classicism. 

Thematically it plays somewhere between fact and legend, playing upon the adrenalizing effect of the lunar cycle on the human psyche, a phase during which the drunks in Francis's brother's bar become more aggressive. 

Pixies new album Doggerel drops on 30th September 2022. CLICK HERE to pre-order.

by: Mike Cobley




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