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Black Francis and co have announced a second “post-reunion” album in September.
Head Carrier will be released on Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam on 30 September and will be the first album to be recorded with bassist Paz Lenchantin, who joined the group for live shows two years ago. "I was very nervous in the beginning when I went to that first rehearsal," Lenchantin says of replacing Kim Deal in the line-up. "There were these shoes I felt I had to fill. 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.”
The follow-up to 2014’s well-received Indie Cindy, the new album will be preceded by a single, Um Chagga Lagga, which is available now via Pixiesmusic.com.
The 12-track album has been produced by Tom Dalgety of Royal Blood fame and was recorded in London earlier this year. Featuring original artwork by the band's longtime art director, the legendary Vaughan Oliver, a special limited edition deluxe box set of Head Carrier will be available exclusively through Pixiesmusic.com.
The deluxe edition will include the CD, the album on heavy-weight/180 gram black vinyl, and a 24-page, oversized booklet with the song's lyrics and Oliver's original artwork.
Also available only through the band's website will be a special bundle that includes the deluxe box set, special t-shirt, and a special screen printed 12 "x 12" record sleeve-sized poster of the album art.
November will also see the beginning of a world tour, with dates in Europe:
15 November Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
16 November HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland
17 November Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
18 November Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
20 November Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
21 November Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
23 November Zenith, Paris, France
25 November Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
27 November HMH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands