Band reveal 'Star Wars' inspired visuals for 'EP-1' track
Pixies have revealed the video for ‘What Goes Boom’, the latest track from their ‘EP-1’ release to be given a music video.
The video, which you can see below, features drummer Joey Santiago and is set in the desert. It follows videos the band have made for the tracks ‘Indie Cindy’ and ‘Andro Queen’, which also feature on ‘EP-1’, released earlier this year.
Speaking to NPR about the video, the directors Jonathan Furmanski and Matthew Galkin stated: “Our original vision for the ‘What Goes Boom’ video was to create an homage to a central, dramatic scene in Star Wars. But, after that idea proved a bit too costly to produce, we decided the next best thing was to blow up Joey Santiago in the desert – the compromises we make for our art.”
Meanwhile, frontman Black Francis has opened up about the “awkward moment” when bassist Kim Deal quit the band. The band parted ways with Deal earlier this year and then replaced her with Kim Shattuck, who has previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras. In a new interview Francis revealed that Deal had informed the other members of the group while they had been recording new material in Wales.
Pixies played their first UK gig with Shattuck at Camden’s Roundhouse in September as part of the iTunes Festival. The Boston band delivered a bumper 28-song set which included ‘Andro Queen’ and ‘Indie Cindy’, from their new EP as well as classics such as ‘Wave Of Mutilation’ and an encore of ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’ and ‘Vamos’.
The band are set to play a slew of larger UK and Irish shows this November, with scheduled dates at Manchester Apollo on November 21, Glasgow’s Barrowland on November 22 and London’s Hammersmith Apollo on November 24 and 25.