Pixies announce new album Head Carrier, share “Um Chagga Lagga” — listen

Plus, the indie rock veterans announce world tour


    Pixies have confirmed the September 30th release of a new full-length album. Entitled Head Carrier, it marks the band’s sixth full-length record to date and follow-up to 2014’s reunion LP, Indie Cindy.

    According to a press release, the 12 tracks appearing on Head Carrier were written, arranged, and rehearsed over a six-week period by the Pixies’ current lineup of frontman Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, and drummer David Lovering, along with bassist Paz Lenchantin, who was welcomed as a permanent member of the band. (Lenchantin has been touring with Pixies since 2013 after replacing Kim Shattuck, who was initially hired to fill the void of founding member Kim Deal). Recording took place at London’s Rak Studios with Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) serving as producer.

    The album’s lead single, “Um Chagga Lagga”, is streaming below.


    Head Carrier will be released in a variety of formats, including as a limited-edition deluxe box set. Pre-orders are ongoing through the band’s website.

    Head Carrier Artwork:

    Pixies Head Carrier

    Head Carrier Tracklist:
    01. Head Carrier
    02. Classic Masher
    03. Baal’s Back
    04. Might As Well Be Gone
    05. Oona
    06. Talent
    07. Tenenement Song
    08. Bel Esprit
    09. All I Think About Now
    10. Um Chagga Lagga
    11. Plaster Of Paris
    12. All The Saints

    In support, Pixies will embark on an extensive world tour stretching through 2017. Find the first batch of announced dates below.


    Pixies 2016 Tour Dates:
    11/15 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
    11/16 – Poznan, PL @ HWS Arena
    11/17 -Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin Hall
    11/18 – Montreux, CH @ Auditorium Stravinski
    11/20 – Barcelona, ES @ Sant Jordi Club
    11/21 – Porto, PT @ Coliseum
    11/23 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
    11/25 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto
    11/27 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall