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The single follows Pixies' 2020 song 'Hear Me Out' and 2019 studio album 'Beneath the Eyrie.'
Pixies have returned with their first release in two years, 'Human Crime.'
The single follows their 2020 song 'Hear Me Out,' and their most recent studio album 'Beneath the Eyrie,' from 2019.
The song, which contains the same grunge and heavy bass lines that Pixies have become known for, features lead singer Black Francis, real name Charles Thompson IV, remembering a past relationship. "I’m sorry I missed you / I was already gone / No goodbye kiss / No one fought me to leave home."
The video shows a lone 'pixie' as she travels through a hazy club, growing increasingly agitated before stumbling into the harsh sunlight outside. Here, she finds a graveyard of sprawling concrete, with graffiti that seems to speak and move.
It was directed by the band's bassist Paz Lenchantin, and was filmed at the San Pedro abandoned bunkers and Santa Monica’s Gold Diggers Bar in LA.
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“The storyline is loosely based on an ‘inside joke’ between Charles and I about going on tour,” Lenchantin said in a statement. “How we go through a door from our reality state into the altered state of becoming and being a Pixie.”
'Human Crime' follows Pixies 'Live From,' release project, which has their 2004-2005 concert recordings available to stream — starting with the reunion show at London's 02 Academy Brixton in 2004 that brought the band back together after 11 years apart.
Check out the video for 'Human Crime,' below.
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