In keeping with their recent strategy of surprising fans early in the morning with good news, Pixies have have unveiled a new video for 'Andro Queen,' the leadoff track on their freshly dropped 'EP-1' set, and announced a 33-date North American tour.

The resurgent alt-rock gods launch their trek on Jan. 15 in Toronto and wrap things up on March 1 in Austin. Along the way, they'll share stages with Fidlar, Cults and Best Coast and debut more new material, according to a press release. The announcement comes as Pixies wind their way through Europe, continuing a tour that began with a run of club shows last month and marks the introduction of bassist Kim Shattuck, who steps in for founder Kim Deal.

Click here for a full list of Pixies tour dates, and scroll down to watch award-winning director Ondi Timoner's 'Andro Queen' clip, a surrealistic portrait of a band with a tiger-masked drummer crossing the country and seemingly weathering all sorts of emotional struggles. Is it a parable for the internal conflicts that led to Deal's departure, or did Timoner simply come up on a tiger costume and figure it might look cool on film? Watch it and decide.

Watch the Pixies Video for 'Andro Queen'