View Full Version : Pixies - Beneath the Eyrie

09-11-2019, 08:16 AM

The new album leaked this morning. It's really freakin' good. This is not the thread to talk about their other albums, or any of that gossip shit. They're touring the UK & Europe for the next few weeks, which is exciting.

Paz Lenchantin throws down some killer bass on this one, it'll surely make you move your booty. Joey's fantastic lead guitar heroics are all here, with his trademark zaniness deployed to dress the set where required. The bouncy, surf-rock Dave is solid as ever, with just enough finesse to handle those occasionally tricky stop-start time changes. Charles has undeniably taken a leap forward in songwriting (with a lot of help from Paz, particularly with the words to song where she's singing lead), and settled into a more comfortable range vocally that doesn't lean on screaming his way through every chorus to sell it.

I've been following along with the documentary podcast they've been doing (https://www.pixiesmusic.com/podcast), which goes behind the scenes and follows the entire recording process in a fly-on-the-wall style, mixed with candid interviews with all the band members and producer Tom Dalgety — who did an absolutely superb job. It's fascinating stuff, and really enhanced my enjoyment of the album.

Here's their Late Show performance of "Catfish Kate":


11-01-2019, 08:59 AM
Y'all can't even muster enthusiasm for what is 100% their gothiest album ever?

11-01-2019, 09:56 AM
Not the biggest Pixies fan in the world but I've kept an eye on things since they started releasing new music. It seems every album has gotten better since Indie Cindy, and what I've heard from this one is pretty sweet.

11-26-2019, 10:16 AM
I like the album, although it took me a few spins. I'd love to hear the demos they put out on the deluxe edition... too bad they only came out on the vinyl version.

12-04-2019, 09:51 AM
Goth Surf Rock, folks.


Have you seen my Desiree? She rides the sea of silver gray
You’ll find her at the end of summer’s day
The waves were high and crystal clean
If I were you and you were me
We would do the same as Desiree
Just slay it!

Long rider in the morning tide
She took the highway to the County Line
She wiped out in the modern sense
Take it away now!

I believe in Miki Dora "Da Cat"
I believe in Whitey, Greenough and Nat
I believe in Leonard, Peanuts and Yan
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe

04-21-2020, 08:17 AM
Sooo, I just found out they put out the "demos" (a.k.a. 9 unreleased songs from the album's sessions) digitally! Great addition to the 12 song album.