PIXIES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, WORLD TOUR, AND OFFICIALLYWELCOME BASS PLAYER PAZ LENCHANTIN TO THE BAND
Album's First Single, "Um Chagga Lagga," NowAvailable at Pixiesmusic.com
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Wednesday, July 6,2016) -- Pixies announce that their sophomore "post-reunion"album, Head Carrier, will be released on September30 (Pixies Music/[PIAS]). The 12-track collection of the band'sunique aural mix of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance and surf rock wasproduced by Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) and recorded at London'sRak Studios from mid-February through to mid-March this year. Fans willget a first taste of the new music as placing an album pre-order will unlock aninstant-grat download of the first single, "Um Chagga Lagga." Featuring original artwork by the band's longtime art director, thelegendary Vaughan Oliver, the album will be available in various formats andcan be pre-ordered now; go to Pixiesmusic.comfor details and purchasing.
In addition, the band - Black Francis, JoeySantiago, and David Lovering - officially welcome bassist Paz Lenchantin to thePixies' permanent line-up. Lenchantin has been the band's touring bassistsince January 2014, and played an integral part in the recording of HeadCarrier. Her cool and dreamy soprano can be heard singinglead on the track "All I Think About Now."
A special limited edition deluxe box setof Head Carrier will be available exclusively through Pixiesmusic.com, and will include the CD,the album on heavy-weight/180 grams black vinyl, and a 24-page, oversized bookletwith the song's lyrics and Vaughan Oliver's evocative, original artwork. Also available only through the band's website is a special bundle thatincludes the deluxe box set, special t-shirt, and a special 12” x 12” recordsleeve sized poster.
To support Head Carrier, Pixieswill launch the first leg of their 2016 - 2017 global tour with a European runthat begins November 15 in Vienna.
Confirmed dates are below; go to Pixiesmusic.com for ticketing info.
15 Stadthalle,Vienna, Austria
16 HWSArena, Poznan, Poland
17 ForumKarlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
18 AuditoriumStravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
20 SantJordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
21 Coliseum,Porto, Portugal
23 Zenith,Paris, France
24 Palladium,Köln, Germany
25 Lotto,Antwerp, Belgium
27 HMH,Amsterdam, The Netherlands
28 BrixtonAcademy, London, UK
29 BrixtonAcademy, London, UK
30 Academy,Leeds, UK
02 Barrowland,Glasgow, UK
03 Academy,Newcastle, UK
04 Apollo,Manchester, UK