Pixies return with a new album titled Head Carrier on September 30th. To date they've issued two pretty cool songs from the album -- "Um Chagga Lagga" and "Talent," and today they've premiered the third track, "Tenement Song," which continues to deliver Pixies greatness. Watch the animated video for "Tenement Song" below:
One of the highlights of Head Carrier promises to be "All I Think About Now." Black Francis revealed to Rolling Stone that the song is a thank you letter to former Pixies bassist Kim Deal. He said the idea came from the band's current bassist Paz Lenchantin:
"She said, "I want you to write a song about Kim, kind of like a thank-you letter. That kind of tone." That's what I did. She sang it great and I'm very proud of our collaboration...when you look back fondly in a poignant kind of way, you have a lot of ups and downs mixed together. I guess that's what it's about. It's about regret. It's about good memories. It's about bad memories."
Francis also reveals that he's come to terms with Deal's departure and seems to hold no grudges against her:
"If someone isn't motivated to be there and is not enjoying it or just wants to be doing something else with their life, it gets difficult. I can imagine if Kim wanted to do other things with her life and here we are, the phone's ringing again, another tour, another thing to do, it starts to feel like a drag. I get it. I don't have a problem with it. I totally understand."
Read the full interview with Black Francis here.
Pre-order Head Carrier from iTunes, Amazon, and Pixies official store.
Pixies -- Tour
Nov 15 -- Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
Nov 16 -- Poznan, Poland @ Hala Arena
Nov 17 -- Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
Nov 18 -- Montreux, Switzerland @ Auditorium Stravinski
Nov 20 -- Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
Nov 21 -- Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu
Nov 23 -- Paris, France @ Zenith
Nov 24 -- Köln, Germany @ Palladium
Nov 25 -- Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto
Nov 27 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands @ HMH
Nov 28 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Nov 29 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Nov 30 -- Leeds, UK @ Academy
Dec 02 -- Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
Dec 03 -- Newcastle, UK @ Academy
Dec 04 -- Manchester, UK @ Apollo
Dec 06 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Dec 07 -- Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
Dec 08 -- Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
Mar 02 -- Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage
Mar 04 -- Melbourne, AU @ Margaret Court Arena
Mar 07 -- Sydney, AU @ Hordern Pavilion
Published September 5th, 2016