Pixies have shared a new mini-doc capturing the making of their new album, Doggerel.
The six-minute behind-the-scenes video follows the band as they record their first album in three years. Taking place in Guilford, Vermont, the band record at the eco-friendly Guilford Sound studios. Pixies chose to record Doggerel there because “it’s a beautiful place to make a record.”
“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 documnetary opening. “And they’re like, ‘Yeah, whatever, fine. We don’t want you bothering us anyway!'”
Watch the trailer for Doggerel below.
Out September 30th, Doggerel serves as the band’s eighth studio album.
“It’s great to be back at it,” Pixies drummer David Lovering told Double J’s Karen Leng. He also revealed that guitarist Joey Santiago called the album “Doolittle Senior.”
“It’s like a vague comparison. I would have to agree in a way. I’ll leave it at that,” Lovering adds. “I think it’s the same with most Pixies albums, it kind of runs the gamut of different dynamics and songs. Sonically, it sounds fantastic and I’m a big fan. It has me very excited… and I haven’t been excited in a long time.”
Back in March, Pixies shared the first preview of the record with their first single in two years, “Human Crime.” On “Human Crime,” vocalist Black Francis reflects on an old relationship. Throughout the tune, he delivers lines like, “Went by your place/ There was nobody there.”