New Pixies: Preview ‘Doggerel’ LP with “Dregs of the Wine” — First Credit for Guitarist Joey Santiago

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Below, listen to “Dregs of the Wine,” another new song shared from Pixies‘ upcoming album Doggerel:

Debuted this week, it’s the latest preview of a new record from the long-running indie/rock band, slated for release on Sept. 30. Front man Black Francis characterizes this song, the first writing credit for guitarist Joey Santiago, as being about, “Living in Los Angeles in the ‘90s with my then-wife, hanging out with Joey and his ex-wife, lots of trips to Las Vegas, a lot of drinking, little bit drug taking, some genuine good times.”

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The track joins another intriguing song, “Vault of Heaven,” which received a wild music video a few weeks back:

And “There’s a Moon On”:

A press release details the album’s title with its dictionary definition of doggerel:

Definition of doggerel [daw-ger-uhl]: loosely styled and irregular in measure especially for burlesque or comic effect also: marked by triviality or inferiority – Merriam-Webster

More, per the news release:

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.”

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.”

Pixies also have a short, intimate tour lined up for October in celebration of the album:

Oct. 1 SOMA, San Diego, CA
Oct. 2 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
Oct. 3 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 5 Terminal 5, New York, NY

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