Pixies release new single ‘Dregs of Wine’ a perfect alt-rock ode to the 90’s

American alt-rock band Pixies have been busy planning a word wide tour to promote their forthcoming album ‘Doggerel’ slated for release at the end of this month. 

To get things started, the Pixies have released a new single Dregs of the Wine from their forthcoming album Doggerel (BMG). Inspired by a particular timeframe in the lead singer’s life, Doggerel is an ode to the 90s in LA, frequent trips to Las Vegas, and a lot of drinking.

Summed up in Lead Singer Black Francis’s words  “a lot of drinking, a little bit of drug taking, and some genuinely good times.”

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Dregs of the Wine and it is the first Pixies tune co-written by guitarist Joey Santiago.

Chatting with Pitchfork, Santiago shared “I guess I was in kind of a zombie state, just playing. After I stopped playing, I put it down and went, ‘Well, that was a fucking waste of time, what a piece of shit I am.’ I beat myself up a lot, but my girlfriend, unbeknownst to me, was recording me. She played it back to me, and I go, ‘Fuck! Hold on a second here! This stuff is good!’”

Doggerel is out September 30 via BMG.

 Check out the official lyric video and upcoming tour dates below.


Pixies are set to tour their new album this side of the globe in December, tour dates and tickets here:

Dec 2 The Fortitude Music Hall 7pm

Dec 3 Sydney Opera House 8pm

Dec 4 Sydney Opera House 7pm

Dec 6 Forum Theatre 7pm

Dec 7 Forum Theatre 7pm

Dec 8 Thebarton Theatre 8pm

Dec 10 Fremantle Arts Centre 7pm

Dec 11 Fremantle Arts Centre 7pm

Dec 14 The Opera House Freemantle 8pm

Dec 15 Great Hall Wellington 8pm

Dec 16 Auckland Town Hall 8pm

Dec 17 Christchurch town Hall 7pm