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Pixies return with video for new single ‘There’s a Moon On,’ detail forthcoming album ‘Doggerel’

Pixies have returned with a new single, “There’s a Moon On.”

The track serves as the lead single from their forthcoming eighth studio album, Doggerel, out September 30th via BMG. Today’s release, “There’s a Moon On” is a pretty lively, upbeat single that’s got a killer solo from guitarist guitarist Joey Santiago.

“This time around we have grown,” Santiago explains. “We no longer have under two-minute songs. We have little breaks, more conventional arrangements but still our twists in there.”

Listen to “There’s a Moon On” below.

The forthcoming album was announced just yesterday with a behind-the-scenes short film about the making of Doggerel.

Back in March, Pixies returned with their first new single in two years, “Human Crime.” Unlike “There’s a Moon On,” “Human Crime” doesn’t appear to feature on the forthcoming record.

“We’re trying to do things that are very big and bold and orchestrated,” vocalist and guitarist Black Francis adds. “The punky stuff, I really like playing it but you just cannot artificially create that shit. There’s another way to do this, there’s other things we can do with this extra special energy that we’re encountering.”

Check out the tracklist for Doggerel below.

Doggerel Tracklist:

01 – “Nomatterday”
02 – “Vault of Heaven”
03 – “Dregs of the Wine”
04 – “Haunted House”
05 – “Get Simulated”
06 – “The Lord Has Come Back Today”
07 – “Thunder & Lightning”
08 – “There’s A Moon On”
09 – “Pagan Man”
10 – “Who’s More Sorry Now?
11 – “You’re Such A Sadducee”
12 – “Doggerel”

“Fortunately my kids are old enough now that they’re not gonna burn the place down or anything, so I just said, ‘Guys, just leave me alone for a couple of weeks. I gotta do this thing,’” Black Francis says in the Doggerel documentary opening. “And they’re like, ‘Yeah, whatever, fine. We don’t want you bothering us anyway!’”

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