PIXIES release video for ‘Tenement Song’

September 10, 2016
From left: Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis, Joey Santiago

From left: Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis, Joey Santiago




The music video for “Tenement Song” makes is bow today as the first music video for the Pixies’ upcoming album Head Carrier, due out September 30 (Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam).  You can view the video HERE; the song can be streamed/purchased HERE.

Taking its influence from the song’s lyrics and Vaughan Oliver’s album artwork, the video was conceived and created by the UK/European-based Krank! Collective, and follows a journey through a squalid tenement block on the brink of demolition.  The Krank! team – Neirin Best, Lianne Pierce and Xavier Burrow – created the video using a variety of handmade and digital animation techniques, including old school light box, painted animation, rotoscoping and digital compositing.

Pixies head out on the road November 15 to begin its 2016-17 global tour to support Head Carrier.  Dates for Leg One are below.


15        Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

16        HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland

17        Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

18        Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland

20        Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain

21        Coliseum, Porto, Portugal

23        Zenith, Paris, France

24        Palladium, Koln, Germany

25        Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium

27        HMH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

28        Brixton Academy, London, UK

29        Brixton Academy, London, UK

30        O2 Academy, Leeds, UK


 2         Barrowland, Glasgow, UK  

 3         O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK

 4         Apollo, Manchester, UK

 6         Brixton Academy, London, UK

 7         Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, UK

 8         O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK

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