Back in the groove of things, The Pixies has an announcement–following their 2014 comeback album Indie Cindy, they’ll be releasing another new album, Head Carrier. While it’s often easy to assume that comebacks are one and done, the Pixies are making it clear that they’re back in music for good and the thirteen year gap between releases was a mere intermission. Though the band is largely of the same makeup as it was in the ‘80s and ‘90s, rather than playing with their former bassist Kim Deal they now play with Paz Lenchantin of A Perfect Circle, Zwan, and the Entrance Band.
Today, they’ve released “Um Chagga Lagga,” the first single from Head Carrier, which will be out 9/30, complete with a worldwide tour and previously announced European dates. And while there is an undeniable Pixies essence to “Um Chagga Lagga,” their sound is decidedly taking a turn. Head Carrier was put together in six weeks, rather than a few days as The Pixies are used to, and this extra time is evident in the sound. It was recorded at RAK in London with producer Tom Dalgety. If “Um Chagga Lagga” is any sign, their sound is a bit harder now, too. The track is quick and intense, which Black Francis urging, “Don’t get mixed up on it / you could get used to it.” Listen to the track below and keep an eye out for the worldwide tour dates.
Head Carrier is out September 30 with Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam.