Pixies release new video for “Tenement Song”

Pixies release video for "Tenement Song", the first single off their new release 'Head Carrier'

The music video for “Tenement Song” makes is bow today as the first music video for the Pixies’ upcoming album Head Carrier, due out September 30 (Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam).

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, and follows a journey through a squalid tenement block on the brink of demolition. The Krank! team – Neirin Best, Lianne Pierce and Xavier Burrow – 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 Leg One 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