- 07 Aug 19
It is the first radio single from the band’s upcoming album, Beneath The Eyrie, due out on September 13.
Brand-new track 'Catfish Kate' follows 'On Graveyard Hill,' the first song released from the Pixies album that debuted at #1 on FMQB’s SubModern Chart.
Very interesting visually, the quirky music clip was created by the UK/European-based Krank! Collective who had already produced a video for the band's latest album, 2016's Head Carrier. It is an intricated visual tale which follows Kate, a tribal woman from the mountain, while she attempts to catch fish.
Let me tell you tell you about Catfish Kate/In the time beore when she's just Kate / Here in the mountain all alone / Before the time we called it home
Viewers are taken on a journey across a fantastical version of our Earth and its surroundings, where a red river transforms into a black constellation and weird, scary creatures drink off gold water in which a giant catfish is wandering.
The video was made using a variety of handmade and digital animation techniques, including old school light box, painted animation, rotoscoping and digital compositing. It has already been seen over 22.000 times on YouTube since it's been released 17 hours ago.
Pixies's forthcoming album Beneath The Eyrie was produced by GRAMMY-nominated Tom Dalgety and recorded last December at Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY.
In addition, the band has released “It’s a Pixies Podcast” is the 12-episode podcast that gives fans a real “fly-on-the-wall" look at the album’s recording process.
Each episode has fans witnessing the interaction between vocalist/rhythm guitarist Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, drummer David Lovering, bassist Paz Lenchantin and Dalgety, shining a light on how the songs evolved from a simple riff to what you’ll hear on the finished album.
“It’s a Pixies Podcast” is available globally on Apple, Spotify, Deezer, and Stitcher; check out all of the episodes here.
Pixies 2019-2020 global tour to support Beneath The Eyre will begin soon, on August 31 at the Daydream Festival in Pasadena, California. The band will then head to Ireland and the UK for the European leg of the tour, kicking off on September 13.
It will be the first time in two years that the band is back in Europe. The last time they had come to Ireland, in 2017, they did not disapppoint their audience, delivering a great performance at the Trinity Summer Series.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
12 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
13 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
14 Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
16 O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
17 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
18 O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
20 Alexandra Palace, London, UK
21 O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
22 O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
23 Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
25 Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK
26 Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland – SOLD OUT
29 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
30 Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden
1 KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
3 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
4 O13 Poppodium, Tilburg, The Netherlands
5 Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
7 Palladium, Cologne, Germany
8 Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
9 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
11 Estragon, Bologna, Italy
12 Todays at OGR, Turin, Italy
13 X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
15 Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
16 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
17 Luxexpo, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
19 L'Olympia, Paris, France
20 Le Radiant, Lyon, France
21 Le Liberte, Rennes, France
23 Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
24 Riviera, Madrid, Spain
25 Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal
26 Coliseum, Galicia, Spain
More worldwide dates will be announced shortly.