Watch the trippy video for new Pixies single Human Crime

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Pixies have shared a new single, Human Crime, their first new music since 2020.

The Boston indie-rock pioneers released their most recent studio album, Beneath The Eyrie, in 2019, and issued a stand-alone single, Hear Me Out, in 2020.

Human Crime comes with a video directed by bassist Paz Lenchantin (ex-Zwan and A Perfect Circle), filmed in California.

“The story line is loosely based on an ‘inside joke’ between Charles [aka Pixies bandleader Black Francis] and I about going on tour,” Lenchantin explains. “How we go through a door from our reality state into the altered state of becoming and being a Pixie.”

Pixies will embark upon a short US tour later this month, before coming back to the UK for an appearance at the BBC 6Music festival in Cardiff.  

This summer they will perform in London, Manchester, Galway, Dublin, Newcastle and Bingley, and conclude their European trek with a headline appearance at September's End Of The Road festival. More details can be found on the Pixies' website.

The quartet recently released the Live In Brixton vinyl box set, documenting their four shows in London in June 

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.