Yesterday, Pixies shared the third single form their forthcoming album Doggerel, which is out September 30. "Dregs of the Wine," which follows "Vault of Heaven" and "There's a Moon On," is the first co-writing credit for guitarist Joey Santiago. The song opens with a debate about preferences for the original version of "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks versus the famous cover by Van Halen.
“I guess I was in kind of a zombie state, just playing,” Santiago explained. “After I stopped playing, I put it down and went, ‘Well, that was a fucking waste of time, what a piece of shit I am.’ I beat myself up a lot, but my girlfriend, unbeknownst to me, was recording me. She played it back to me, and I go, ‘Fuck! Hold on a second here! This stuff is good!’”
Black Francis also noted that the single is about “living in Los Angeles in the ‘90s with my then-wife, hanging out with Joey and his ex-wife, lots of trips to Las Vegas, a lot of drinking, little bit drug taking, some genuine good times.”
Listen to "Dregs of the Wine" below.