Pixies' Mean 'Magdelena' Comes to Life in Odd, Arty Video

The surprise 'EP-2' delivers another treat amidst massive tour schedule

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Alt-icons Pixies continue their return run with the video for "Magdelena," a freshly shared cut from their surprise release, EP-2. We previously heard the howling, cowbell-bolstered rock stomper "Blue-Eyed Hexe," but this track trades in a low-and-slow grind not unlike a Queens of the Stone Age cut. In a cool falsetto, Black Francis sings of the song's cruel titular subject while director Judy Jacob brings the character to life with help from British performance artist Nando Messias. Sandwiches are stolen, black-lit rice falls from the heavens, and there's some very strange behavior involving a hard-boiled egg. Catch the Boston-reared band on tour via the dates below. For the record, they finally acknowledged that Kim Deal is irreplaceable.

Pixies tour dates:

January 26 - Strathmore @ Washington, DC (w/ Fidlar)
January 28 - NJ PAC @ Newark @ NJ (w/ Fidlar)
January 29 - National Theatre @ Richmond, VA (w/ Fidlar)
January 31 - Durham PAC @ Durham, NC (w/ Cults)
February 1 - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium @ Asheville, NC (w/ Cults)
February 2 - Ryman Auditorium @ Nashville, TN (w/ Cults)
February 4 - Tabernacle @ Atlanta, GA (w/ Cults)
February 6 - Peabody Opera House @ St. Louis, MO (w/ Cults)
February 7 - LC Pavilion @ Columbus, OH (w/ Cults)
February 8 - The Fillmore @ Detroit, MI (w/ Cults)
February 9 - Rivera Theatre @ Chicago, IL (w/ Cults)
February 11 - Midland Theatre @ Kansas City, MO (w/ Cults)
February 13 - Fillmore Auditorium @ Denver, CO (w/ Best Coast)
February 14 - Belly Up @ Aspen, CO (w/ Best Coast)
February 15 - The Great Salt Air @ Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Best Coast)
February 17 - Orpheum Theatre @ Vancouver, BC (w/ Best Coast)
February 18 - Paramount Theatre @ Seattle, WA (w/ Best Coast)
February 19 - Schnitzer Auditorium @ Portland, OR (w/ Best Coast)
February 21 - Fox Theatre @ Oakland, CA (w/ Best Coast)
February 22 - San Jose Civic @ San Jose, CA (w/ Best Coast)
February 23 - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino @ Las Vegas, NV (w/ Best Coast)
February 24 - Comerica Theatre @ Phoenix, AZ (w/ Best Coast)
February 25 - Kiva Auditorium @ Albuquerque, NM (w/ Best Coast)
February 27 - Bayou Music Center @ Houston, TX (w/ Best Coast)
February 28 - South Side Ballroom @ Dallas, TX (w/ Best Coast)
March 1 - Austin Music Hall @ Austin, TX (w/ Best Coast)
March 29-30 - Lollapalooza Chile @ Santiago, Chile
April 1 - Rock'n'Fall @ Montevideo, Uruguay
April 1-3 - Lollapalooza Argentina @ Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 3-5 - Festival Estereo Picnic @ Bogota, Colombia
April 5-6 - Lollapalooza Brazil @ Sao Paulo, Brazil
May 29-30 - Primavera Sound @ Barcelona, Spain
June 2 - Rock In Idro @ Bologna, Italy
June 4 - Caribana Festival @ Crans-Pres-Celighy, Switzerland
June 6-7 - Primavera Sound @ Porto, Portugal
June 8 - Field Day @ Victoria Park, London, UK
June 13 - Orange Festival @ Warsaw, Poland
June 15 - Northside @ Arhus, Denmark
June 17-18 - Bloomfield Stadium @ Tel Aviv, Israel
June 20 - Best Kept Secret @ Hilvarenbeek, Holland
June 20-22 - Hurricane @ Schessel, Germany
June 20-22 - Southside @ Neuhausen, Germany
June 25 - Inmusic @ Zagreb, Croatia
June 29 - Marley Park @ Dublin, Ireland (w/ Arcade Fire)
June 30 - Live at the Marquee @ Cork, Ireland
July 2 - Nuits De Fourviere @ Lyon, France
July 5 - Rock Werchter @ Werchter, Belgium
July 6 - Beauregard @ Herouville-St. Clair, France

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