Pixies have confirmed the September 30th release of a new full-length album. Entitled Head Carrier, it marks the band’s sixth full-length record to date and follow-up to 2014’s reunion LP, Indie Cindy.
According to a press release, the 12 tracks appearing on Head Carrier were written, arranged, and rehearsed over a six-week period by the Pixies’ current lineup of frontman Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, and drummer David Lovering, along with bassist Paz Lenchantin, who was welcomed as a permanent member of the band. (Lenchantin has been touring with Pixies since 2013 after replacing Kim Shattuck, who was initially hired to fill the void of founding member Kim Deal). Recording took place at London’s Rak Studios with Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) serving as producer.
The album’s lead single, “Um Chagga Lagga”, is streaming below.
Head Carrier will be released in a variety of formats, including as a limited-edition deluxe box set. Pre-orders are ongoing through the band’s website.
Head Carrier Artwork:
Head Carrier Tracklist:
01. Head Carrier
02. Classic Masher
03. Baal’s Back
04. Might As Well Be Gone
07. Tenenement Song
08. Bel Esprit
09. All I Think About Now
10. Um Chagga Lagga
11. Plaster Of Paris
12. All The Saints
In support, Pixies will embark on an extensive world tour stretching through 2017. Find the first batch of announced dates below.
Pixies 2016 Tour Dates:
11/15 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/16 – Poznan, PL @ HWS Arena
11/17 -Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin Hall
11/18 – Montreux, CH @ Auditorium Stravinski
11/20 – Barcelona, ES @ Sant Jordi Club
11/21 – Porto, PT @ Coliseum
11/23 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
11/25 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto
11/27 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall