Pixies Unveil New Music Video For “Low Rider”

Today, the Pixies unveiled a brand new music video for the song “Long Rider” from the band’s new album Beneath The Eyrie.  Presented in a surreal, dream-like fashion, the video takes its cue from the tragic death of Desiree, an ardent surfer and close friend of Lenchantin’s whose final wave claimed her life a couple of years ago.  Said Lenchantin, “It was almost as if Desiree had this dream before she went surfing that morning, and hints at that even if she had known her fate, she would still have taken that wave.”
 
The video’s narrative was conceived by member Paz Lenchantin and pulls from the song’s lyrics which she co-wrote with Pixies’ Black Francis.  Directed by Gilbert Trejo and filmed in Southern California at Will Rogers State Beach, the clip features pro-surfer Danica Elbertse, a good pal of Lenchantin’s.  Lenchantin, a long-time fan of the 1960’s surf films, especially those by the ’60s and ‘7’s celebrated filmmaker George Greenough, shot the video on 16mm film with the water sequences filmed on a Super 8 camera explicitly made for underwater filming.   “Long Rider” is Paz’s second Pixies music video, having directed the clip for “Classic Masher” from the band’s 2016 album Head Carrier.

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