- 06 Sep 22
Pixies' forthcoming album Doggerel arrives on September 30.
Boston alt-rockers Pixies have shared a blistering new single from their upcoming LP Doggerel, titled 'Dregs of the Wine'.
The latest cut from the album was co-written by guitarist Joey Santiago.
“I guess I was in kind of a zombie state, just playing,” Santiago said of working on the song in a press release. “After I stopped playing, I put it down and went, ‘Well, that was a fucking waste of time, what a piece of shit I am.’ I beat myself up a lot, but my girlfriend, unbeknownst to me, was recording me. She played it back to me, and I go, ‘Fuck! Hold on a second here! This stuff is good!’”
Black Francis added that the song is about “living in Los Angeles in the ‘90s with my then-wife, hanging out with Joey and his ex-wife, lots of trips to Las Vegas, a lot of drinking, little bit drug taking, some genuine good times.”
"...under the Hollywood sign/drinking the dregs of the wine/there's no more/it has the charm of hepcat circuit jazz/it has the swagger of a snake with arms, the lyrics read.
Doggerel is out September 30 via BMG. The band have shared previous singles 'There’s a Moon On' and 'Vault of Heaven.' Pixies have released three LPs since they reunited in 2004: 2014’s Indie Cindy, 2016’s Head Carrier, and, most recently, 2019’s Beneath the Eyrie.
Pixies initially formed in 1986 before disbanding acrimoniously in 1993 for 11 years. After Deal left in 2013, Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; she was replaced that year by Paz Lenchantin, who became a permanent member in 2016.
Their jarring pop sound influenced acts such as Nirvana, Radiohead, the Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer. Pixies delivered a brilliant set at Electric Picnic last Saturday (September 3), packing out the Electric Arena tent.
Revisit our 2013 interview with Pixies here.