Hear the Pixies reference Van Halen (yes, really) on snappy new single, Dregs of the Wine

Joey Santiago (left) and Black Francis perform on stage with Pixies in Hyde Park on July 8, 2022 in London
(Image credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Earlier this summer, indie titans the Pixies announced Doggerel, their first new studio album in three years.

Our first taste from the album was the strutting There’s a Moon On, followed by last month's Vault of Heaven. Now, the Pixies have premiered the LP's third single, which – in an unlikely twist – name-checks Van Halen.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.