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Pixies 'Just Slay It' With New Music Video for “Long Rider”
Paz Lenchantin-Directed Clip Tells the Surreal Tale of The Death of the Surfer Desiree
“In typical Pixies fashion, ’The Long Rider' is not a lamentation on deathly mistakes. Rather it is a celebration of chasing down passion despite the harrowing consequences.” — Pop Matters
LOS ANGELES, CA - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 — Today, Pixies - Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and Paz Lenchantin - unveil a brand-new music video for the song “Long Rider” from the band’s new album Beneath The Eyrie (BMG/Infectious). Presented in a surreal, dream-like fashion, the video takes its cue from the tragic death of Desiree, an ardent surfer and close friend of Lenchantin’s whose final wave claimed her life a couple of years ago. Said Lenchantin, “It was almost as if Desiree had this dream before she went surfing that morning, and hints at that even if she had known her fate, she would still have taken that wave.” You can check out the “Long Rider” video HERE.
The video’s narrative was conceived by Lenchantin and pulls from the song’s lyrics which she co-wrote with Pixies’ Black Francis. Directed by Gilbert Trejo and filmed in Southern California at Will Rogers State Beach, the clip features pro-surfer Danica Elbertse, a good pal of Lenchantin’s. Lenchantin, a long-time fan of the 1960’s surf films, especially those by the ‘60s and ‘70s celebrated filmmaker George Greenough, shot the video on 16mm film with the water sequences filmed on a Super 8 camera explicitly made for underwater filming. “Long Rider” is Paz's second Pixies music video, having directed the clip for “Classic Masher” from the band’s 2016 album Head Carrier.
Pixies have just wrapped up a completely sold-out, 33-date European tour, Leg One of the band’s 2019-2020 global tour, and will head back out again in December for a limited, seven-date North American run. Kristin Hersh will support on those dates. Pixies will then kick off 2020 with Leg Two of a 14-date tour of Japan, China, New Zealand and Australia. All dates are below, and subsequent shows for 2020 will be announced shortly. Beneath The Eyrie is available now HERE.
2 The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
3 The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
5 August Hall, San Francisco, CA
9 Webster Hall, New York, NY
10 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
11 Boston Big Night Live, Boston, MA
12 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ONT Canada
24 Yokohama Bay Hall, Yokohama, Japan
25 Ex Theater Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
26 Big Cat, Osaka, Japan
29 Modern Sky Lab SH, Shanghai, China
1 Tango Live House, Beijing, China
3 Rotunda 2, KITEC, Kowloon, China
6 Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
8 Golden Plains Festival 2020, Meredith, VIC, Australia
9 Palais Theatre, St. Kilda, VIC, Australia
12 Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
13 Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
14 Forecourt, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW, Australia
15 Forecourt, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW, Australia
17 Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA, Australia
About the Pixies
While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans is discovering the band's iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound. After five genre-defining studio albums -- including the now-Platinum-certified Doolittle — Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds across the globe for 15 years, a far longer period of time than they were a band originally. But writing, recording and releasing new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time, so they secretly booked studio time in Wales for the fall of 2012. Six days into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band; Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on, finishing and releasing the band’s first studio album in more than two decades, 2014’s Indie Cindy. Also wanting to play live, the three began working with a number of touring bassists, including former A Perfect Circle bassist, Paz Lenchantin who came out on the road with the band in 2014. The band welcomed her as Pixies' permanent bassist in 2016.
Also in 2016, Pixies released its second post-reunion studio album, Head Carrier which was also Lenchantin’s recording debut with the band. As the UK’s DIY put it, “They’re back. They’re still brilliant. God save the Pixies.”
December 2018 saw the band holed up at Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY with producer Tom Dalgety where they recorded their second album as a unit, Beneath the Eyrie out on September 13, 2019.
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