PIXIES release video for ‘Tenement Song’

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

The music video for Tenement Song is the first music video for the Pixies’ upcoming album ‘Head Carrier,’ which is due out on September 30 via Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam. You can watch the video via YouTube below, and 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. It takes a journey through a squalid tenement block on the brink of demolition. The Krank! team 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 the first leg of the tour 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

For more information on the Pixies, visit pixiesmusic.com.