Pixies: New Album ‘Doggerel’ Out 9/30; Stream “There’s a Moon On”


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On Sept. 30, long-running and prolific indie/rock band Pixies will return with Doggerel, the group’s eighth full-length album to date and the follow-up to 2019’s Beneath the Eyrie.

Announced on Wednesday, the news came with the debut of its lead single, “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.”

And the track listing:

‘Nomatterday’
‘Vault of Heaven’
‘Dregs of the Wine’
‘Haunted House’
‘Get Simulated’
‘The Lord Has Come Back Today’
‘Thunder & Lightning’
‘There’s A Moon On’
‘Pagan Man’
‘Who’s More Sorry Now?’
‘You’re Such A Sadducee’
‘Doggerel’

Pixies also have a handful of U.K. live dates on the schedule this summer. Visit the band’s official site for more, and stay tuned for additional details about the new record.



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