Tag: Black Francis

Pixies debut new song “Human Crime” — watch the video by bassist Paz Lenchantin

Pixies debut new song “Human Crime” — watch the video by bassist Paz Lenchantin

The Pixies this week debuted a brand-new single called “Human Crime” with a music video directed by the band’s bassist, Paz Lenchantin.

Pixies debut new song ‘Hear Me Out’ ahead of release of limited-edition 12-inch single

Pixies debut new song ‘Hear Me Out’ ahead of release of limited-edition 12-inch single

The Pixies are back with a brand new single, the Paz Lenchantin-sung “Hear Me Out” that is accompanied by the western-themed video posted here and will appear as the A-side of a new limited-edition 12-inch single the band is set to release later this month. Check out the full music video right here.

The Cure turns Pasadena Daydream into ‘the best day of the summer’ with scorching set

The Cure turns Pasadena Daydream into ‘the best day of the summer’ with scorching set

Robert Smith waited until The Cure’s last song late Saturday night to deliver his own verdict on the Pasadena Daydream festival, his hand-picked 10-band bill that took over the sprawling golf course next to the Rose Bowl under a scorching Southern California sun. “It’s been the best day of the summer,” Smith said.

Pixies serve up animated video for ‘Catfish Kate’ — second single off ‘Beneath the Eyrie’

Pixies serve up animated video for ‘Catfish Kate’ — second single off ‘Beneath the Eyrie’

The Pixies are back with a second track — the melodic rocker “Catfish Kate” — off their upcoming album Beneath the Eyrie, the band’s third post-reunion, post-Kim Deal effort and seventh full-length overall. You can see the animated music video for the track right here.

Pixies announce new album ‘Beneath the Eyrie’ — hear 1st single ‘On Graveyard Hill’

Pixies announce new album ‘Beneath the Eyrie’ — hear 1st single ‘On Graveyard Hill’

The Pixies this week announced plans to release a new studio album in September, a 12-track record called Beneath the Eyrie that is the band’s third post-reunion, post-Kim Deal effort and seventh full-length overall. The first single, “On Graveyard Hill,” is streaming right here.

Pixies, Weezer announce co-headlining tour of North American amphitheaters next summer

Pixies, Weezer announce co-headlining tour of North American amphitheaters next summer

The Pixies and Weezer today announced a 29-date North American co-headlining tour next summer, a trek that will take the two bands’ blends of guitar-pop from coast to coast, performing at a dizzying assortment of corporate-branded outdoor amphitheaters along the way. See full dates right here.

Watch: Pixies swing by ‘Conan’ to perform ‘Head Carrier’ standout ‘Bel Esprit’

Watch: Pixies swing by ‘Conan’ to perform ‘Head Carrier’ standout ‘Bel Esprit’

As their just-launched U.S. tour brought them to Los Angeles, the Pixies stopped by “Conan” on Thursday night to perform “Bel Esprit,” a melodic rocker off their latest album Head Carrier that finds frontman Black Francis trading vocals with bassist Paz Lenchantin. Watch the full performance here.

Pixies expand ‘Head Carrier’ tour with 19 new North American dates this fall

Pixies expand ‘Head Carrier’ tour with 19 new North American dates this fall

The Pixies this morning nearly doubled the length of their North American tour in support of last year’s Head Carrier, revealing 19 new dates this September and October to supplement the already announced 23-date run in April and May. Plus, they added a new Baltimore show on May 14.

Contest: Win a copy of ‘Pixies: A Visual History’ autographed by Black Francis

Contest: Win a copy of ‘Pixies: A Visual History’ autographed by Black Francis

For any diehard fan of the Pixies, the just-published “Pixies: A Visual History” — a gorgeous, 215-page hardbound coffee-table book jammed with scores and scores of you-are-there photographs chronicling the ascent of the college-rock favorites — is a must-have.

Watch the Pixies dissect new album ‘Indie Cindy’ track-by-track in this 19-minute video

Watch the Pixies dissect new album ‘Indie Cindy’ track-by-track in this 19-minute video

With the Pixies’ first new album in 23 years out this week, the band — Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering — sat down to discuss Indie Cindy track-by-track, an interview that’s been packaged as an 18-minute video that you can see here.

Contest: Win ticket to see Black Francis at Brooklyn book launch for ‘The Good Inn’

Contest: Win ticket to see Black Francis at Brooklyn book launch for ‘The Good Inn’

On Friday, Pixies frontman Black Francis will help launch the new novel he’s co-authored — “The Good Inn,” which is billed as “blurring the lines between fact and fiction, film and prose, reality and surreality” — at an event in Brooklyn. And we’ve got three tickets to the event to award to lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

Pixies’ Black Francis co-authors novel ‘The Good Inn,’ will appear at Brooklyn book launch

Pixies’ Black Francis co-authors novel ‘The Good Inn,’ will appear at Brooklyn book launch

The Pixies are busy this spring with a steady diet of touring — not to mention the upcoming release of their first album in eons — but frontman Black Francis has found time to engage in a more literary endeavor, this week publishing his first novel, “The Good Inn,” co-authored with Josh Frank.

Black Francis, Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield on board for Wes Anderson tribute ‘I Saved Latin!’

Black Francis, Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield on board for Wes Anderson tribute ‘I Saved Latin!’

American Laundromat Records next spring will release a double-CD tribute to quirky director Wes Anderson titled I Saved Latin!, a collection that will feature indie artists such as Black Francis, Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Watt and more covering songs featured in films.

Video: Pixies debut new songs, new bassist Kim Shattuck at surprise L.A. warm-up gig

Video: Pixies debut new songs, new bassist Kim Shattuck at surprise L.A. warm-up gig

The Pixies have been rehearsing for their upcoming tour with new bassist Kim Shattuck of The Muffs in Los Angeles this past week, so perhaps it’s no surprise the band headed out last night for a last-minute, surprise warm-up show at the Echo — where the band debuted six of their new songs.