In September, Pixies are set to release Doggerel, their first studio album since 2019’s Beneath the Eyrie. Today the alternative rock veterans shared the latest single from the album, the rocking “Vault of Heaven.”
The video for “Vault of Heaven,” directed by Charles Derenne, follows a semi-clothed Zorro-looking person heading into Los Angeles on the back of a toy horse. After ending up at 7-11 (which syncs with the song’s lyrics), he bumps into various figures, including Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe impersonators.
“When I first listened to the track, the idea that came to my mind was modern western rock sonorities,” Derenne said in a statement. “It would have been too obvious to shoot a western, so we decided to use the irony of the lyrics and create some sort of psychedelic, outsider story using American icons but showing them in a different way. Zorro leads the dance as the protagonist of the story.”
At the beginning of October, following the album’s release, Pixies play four shows in the U.S. The tour dates come on the heels of the band’s current European run, which included a date at British Summer Time opening for Pearl Jam in London’s Hyde Park.
Pixies 2022 U.S. tour dates:
10/1 SOMA, San Diego, CA
10/2 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
10/3 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
10/5 Terminal 5, New York, NY