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PIXIES On Graveyard Hill gets 8/10


Pixies

On Graveyard Hill
BMG

8/10

On Graveyard Hill is the first single from the Pixies’ new LP, Beneath the Eyrie (slated for a September 13 release) and is pure, classic Pixies.

The track features all of the elements that they’re are known for; Frank Black’s near-scream singing and female back-ups over a melodic, yet rocking bass and drums that drives behind the guitars’ soft-loud-soft dynamics.

Though there is nothing new in terms of dynamics or personnel on the track, (the last change the band was made prior to 2016’s Head Carrier with the permanent addition of Paz Lenchantin on bass to replace Kim Deal), the track is a reminder of how effortless it is writing solid rock tunes is for the Pixies’ and has us looking forward with great anticipation for the new album.

MICHAEL D HOLLICK

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