Pixies Enter The Studio To Record New Album, Launching a Podcast Series

Legendary Alternative Rock darlings the Pixies have entered the studio with famed producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Opeth, Therapy?, Royal Blood) to record their next album, due out in September 2019. The eighth Pixies album and the second with their new lineup, the as yet untitled album was written over 2018 and recorded in December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, NY. In an unprecedented move, the band is going to share their creative process and album behind the scenes in a series of podcasts, coming this summer. Pixies teamed up with Signal Co. No1, the New York-based podcast company that focuses on music culture. Starting June 27, a 12-episode weekly audio podcast, “Past is Prologue, Pixies” will debut with a new installment each week leading up to the album’s release. Hosted and narrated by New York Times best-selling author Tony Fletcher, the series will be available globally on these podcast platforms: Apple, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher, Google, and more. Check out the trailer for the series now. Pixes celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of their acclaimed album Surfer Rosa in 2018 and Ghost Cult has been following the band closely post-reunion, so we are definitely excited about new Pixes music.

For the “Past is Prologue, Pixies” podcast, Signal Co. No1 recorded every moment of the creative process, both in the studio’s control room, the main room, and in a special “video booth” where the band members documented their thoughts and observations over the course of recording. Every episode will document the band’s new music, from its earliest stages through to completion, giving fans the opportunity to witness the evolution of the tracks. Every member of the band is interviews as well as Dalgety.

Prior to the new album’s September release, Pixies will head out on the road with Weezer for a five-week arena tour that will include several Pixies headline shows. Pixes and Weezer toured extensively in 2018.


8 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

9 Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN (Pixies headline date)

10 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

12 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

13 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC

14 Times Union Center, Albany, NY

16 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT

17 Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD

18 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA (Pixies headline date)

19 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH

20 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

22 FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN

23 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS (Pixies headline date)

24 Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

26 Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

27 BOK Center, Tulsa, OK

28 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

30 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

31 Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI


1 The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI (Pixies headline date)

3 Alberta Bair Theater, Billings, MT (Pixies headline date)

5 Ford Idaho Center Arena, Nampa, ID

6 Moda Center, Portland, OR

7 Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

9 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

10 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

11 Grand Theatre, Reno, NV (Pixies headline date)

12 Mandalay Bay Event Center, Las Vegas, NV

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