Pixies – “Tenement Song” Video

Alt-rock stalwarts Pixies officially announced their upcoming album Head Carrier earlier this summer after teasing new material and debuting a few new songs at NOS Alive! Since then we’ve heard the album tracks “Um Chagga Lagga” and “Talent.”

Today, we get the album’s first set of visuals for the track “Tenement Song.” The highly melodic, jangly jam details downtrodden living on a tenement block facing imminent demolition. As for the video, UK/European-based Krank! Collective takes cues from the album’s artwork and the song’s concept for a harrowing animated depiction of a squalor on the tenement block. The clip follows a rat’s journey through the living quarters as it scurries along encountering many people from different walks of life. Watch.

Tour dates:

11/15 Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
11/16 Poznan, Poland @ HWS Arena
11/17 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin Hall
11/18 Montreux, Switzerland @ Auditorium Stravinski
11/20 Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
11/21 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseum
11/23 Paris, France @ Zenith
11/24 Koln, Germany @ Palladium
11/25 Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto
11/27 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ HMH
11/28 London, UK @ Brixton Academy
11/29 London, UK @ Brixton Academy
11/30 Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
12/02 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
12/03 Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
12/04 Manchester, UK @ Apollo
12/06 London, UK @ Brixton Academy
12/07 Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arena
12/08 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy

Head Carrier is out 9/30 on Pixiesmusic/PIAS. Pre-order it here.