The Pixies this week revealed plans to release a new album this September — the legendary indie-rock act’s third post-reunion, post-Kim Deal LP — along with a new 12-part podcast series that will document the recording sessions as well as the group’s history.

The album’s title has not yet been announced, nor an exact release date. The Pixies recorded the new songs in December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, N.Y. The new album is produced by Tom Dalgety, who handled production of the band’s most recent album, 2016’s Head Carrier.

Before that, however, comes the new podcast series “Past is Prologue, Pixies,” produced by Signal Co. No. 1 and hosted by music journalist Tony Fletcher, author of “A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths” and “Perfect Circle: The Story of R.E.M.”

The 12-part series begins June 27; subscribe now via the usual podcast providers.

The podcast series is described as:

“Signal Co. No1 presents ‘Past Is Prologue, Pixies,’ a 12 part documentary podcast series scrutinizing, in intimate detail, the creative process of alternative/indie rock pioneers, and one of the most influential bands in contemporary music, the Pixies. Tony Fletcher, acclaimed music journalist and author of the definitive books on The Who, The Smiths and R.E.M., is our guide, as he settles into 3 enlightening weeks at Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY to witness the Pixies create their forthcoming album. Through his intimate daily conversations with individual band members and their co-conspirator, producer Tom Dalgety, Tony uncovers the fascinating details of their song-writing process. When combined with his forensic examination of the band’s past, Tony discovers the Pixies’ creative ambition and drive remain as relevant, fierce – and weird – as ever.”

The Pixies also are heading back out on the road in March and April for a previously announced second round of co-headlining dates with Weezer, plus a few standalone shows of their own.

Check out the trailer for the “Past is Prologue, Pixies” below — plus tour dates.

 

 

Pixies and Weezer tour dates

March 8: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
March 9: Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN (Pixies only)
March 10: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
March 12: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
March 13: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
March 14: Times Union Center, Albany, NY
March 16: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
March 17: Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD
March 18: The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA (Pixies only)
March 19: Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
March 20: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
March 22: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
March 23: The Cotillion, Wichita, KS (Pixies only)
March 24: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
March 26: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
March 27: BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
March 28: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
March 30: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
March 31: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
April 1: The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI (Pixies only)
April 3: Alberta Bair Theater, Billings, MT (Pixies only)
April 5: Ford Idaho Center Arena, Nampa, ID
April 6: Moda Center, Portland, OR
April 7: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
April 9: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
April 10: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
April 11: Grand Theatre, Reno, NV  (Pixies only)
April 12: Mandalay Bay Event Center, Las Vegas, NV

 

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