Pixies release alternate “Bagboy” video, join social media, announce LA and NY dates

July 25, 2013 by Philip Obenschain

Pixies release alternate “Bagboy” video, join social media, announce LA and NY dates

The Pixies have debuted a second music video for "Bagboy," the group's new single and first since 2004, which they released last month.

While the track's original video, directed by Lamar + Nik, was live-action, the alternative video, created by Kestrel Media, is animated, and based on an art piece by Vaughan Oliver, which inspired the name of the song. Watch the new new video for "Bagboy" below:

Pixies frontman Black Francis told Rolling Stone, who premiered the new video, that the band "didn't set out to have two music videos for 'Bagboy,' but once we saw both of these, we knew we didn't want to use just one."

"Bagboy" features Jeremy Dubs of The Bennies on vocals, in place of longtime bassist and vocalist Kim Deal. Deal, who has been actively touring with her other project, The Breedersannounced last month that she would leave the Pixies after 25 years. Kim Shattuck, frontwoman of The Muffs, will take Deal's place for all upcoming shows.

In gearing up to make their return to live performances, the band have also joined the world of social media, launching Twitter, Instagram, and Vine accounts, all with the username @TheActualPixies, as announced by Francis from his own Twitter:


Though the band already has a verified Twitter account, @Pixies, the singer referred to it as the "military" wing, likely indicating that it is run by the label and not the band members themselves.

On the heels of the recent announcement that the Pixies would replace Motörhead on the lineup for the upcoming Chicago Riot Fest, the group have also added a string of dates in Los Angeles and New York, ahead of their fall European tour. Check out the full routing:

Sept 9 – El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sept 10 – El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sept 11 – El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sept 12 – El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sept 13-15 – Riot Fest - Chicago, IL
Sept 17 – Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Sept 18 – Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Sept 19 – Music Hall of Williamsburg - New York, NY 
Sept 20 – Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Sept 25 – iTunes Festival - London, UK
Sept 29 – Olympia - Paris, FR 
Sept 30 – Olympia - Paris, FR
Oct 2 – Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, BE
Oct 3 – Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, BE
Oct 5 – Paradiso - Amsterdam, NL
Oct 6 – Paradiso - Amsterdam, NL
Oct 8 – Huxleys - Berlin, DE
Oct 9 – Huxleys - Berlin, DE
Oct 10 – Lucerna Music Hall - Prague, CZ
Nov 1 – Gasometer - Vienna, AT
Nov 2 – Thonex - Geneva, CH
Nov 4 – Alcatraz - Milan, IT
Nov 5 – Le Phare - Toulouse, FR
Nov 7 – La Riviera - Madrid, ES
Nov 8 – La Riviera - Madrid, ES
Nov 9 – Coliseum - Lisbon, PT
Nov 11 – Rockhal - Luxembourg, LU
Nov 13 – Falkoner - Copenhagen, DK
Nov 14 – Sentrum Scene - Oslo, NO
Nov 15 – Munchen Brewery - Stockholm, SE
Nov 18 – Olympia - Dublin, IR
Nov 19 – Olympia - Dublin, IR
Nov 21 – Apollo - Manchester, UK
Nov 22 – Barrowland - Glasgow, UK
Nov 24 – Hammersmith Apollo London, UK
Nov 25 – Hammersmith Apollo London, UK

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