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Pixies announce new album

By | Published on Wednesday 6 July 2016


Pixies have announced a new album, ‘Head Carrier’, the follow up to 2014’s ‘Indie Cindy’, which was the band’s first album since 1991.

“[It was] a wonderful luxury, for us to have the time to be able to really work these new songs out”, says drummer David Lovering of making the new LP. “By the time we started recording, we all knew the songs backwards and forwards, so it took half as long for us to make this album as it did to make ‘Indie Cindy'”.

The record is their first with Paz Lenchantin, who replaced The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck (who replaced original member Kim Deal) at the tail end of 2013, and has been a touring member ever since.

Commenting on her time with the band, she says: “I was very nervous in the beginning when I went to that first rehearsal. There were these shoes I felt I had to fill and I tried to do the best I could for the fans, to make the live performances sound true to the originals. I spent three years learning to understand what being a Pixie meant, and now, my heart, spirit, and love for their music is embedded in me and I feel like I have become a Pixie. We had been more about the history of the Pixies, but now, we are about going forward”.

“Paz is a joy to be around”, adds Lovering. “She’s very funny, and we’re having more fun than we’ve ever had as a band, we all have a blast together, on and off stage”.

Well that’s nice. Here’s the first track to be released from ‘Head Carrier’, ‘Um Chagga Lagga’.