The Pixies debuted the new music video for “Magdalena” from their newest release EP2.
Conceived and directed by Judy Jacob, who directed and edited some of the highly-stylistic films made for Pixies’ 2009-2011 Doolittle world tour, the clip stars Brit performance artist and choreographer Nando Messias.
The song was inspired by 318 Magdalena, an asteroid belt within our own solar system.
“Now why the hell would I be writing about an asteroid?” Black Francis said in an interview with Pollstar. “The reason is because the producer of our album, Gil Norton, has been going on and on with his own science fiction narrative arch since we began this process of recording a new record or whatever – ‘Charles, you’ve been away in outer space. The Pixies have been away from earth for 20 years. You’ve been away on the Planet Of Sound, making your Pixies music. No one’s heard you for 20 years and now you’re back, stepped out of the capsule and this is what our record is about.’”
The Pixies are in the middle of their North American Tour. Dates & ticket info can be found at www.pixiesmusic.com/new.