For the time that Pixies were broken up, they got to hear people like Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke cite them as influences. When they began touring again, we never thought we’d hear new music but eventually we received two new albums that were given to the public with mixed reviews. In an effort to shake things up, the band is back and they’re bringing plenty of that old Black Francis howl with the,. On their new single “On Graveyard Hill” from the upcoming album Beneath the Eyrie due in September, they prove they still have all of the fire that made them influential.
When the guitars growl with the murky bass that open the track, it already feels like a band reborn. Francis’ vocals sound more direct before the verse builds. That growl in the vocals lie underneath ready to get loud while Paz Lenchantin’s vocals are right there. When the chorus drops all of the howling that Francis has become known for returns with energy and emphasis. The song definitely sounds like Pixies, yet it’s also very new making us excited for what the full length will ultimately sound like.
“On Graveyard Hill” can be streamed on all streaming sites, it can be purchased from all digital music stores and Beneath the Eyrie can be pre-ordered in multiple formats and multiple bundles directly from Infectious/BMG Worldwide ahead of its September 13 release. Pixies are on tour beginning August 31 in Pasadena, CA at Pasadena Daydream Festival until October 26 in La Coruna, Spain at Coliseum de Coruna. A complete listing of their upcoming performances can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Travis Shinn.