Posted in music | tour dates on June 27, 2011

Black Francis at Joe's Pub in September (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Black Francis

Black Francis and frequent collaborator Reid Paley recently recorded some material together in Nashville which they'll release as Paley & Francis on September 13 via Sonic Unyonl. Frank Black will head out on a tour this summer, with Reid Paley opening some of the shows. Only nine July dates have been announced at this point, but according to Frank Black's website more dates are coming soon. They'll bring their tour to NYC on July 24 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now.

In related news, the Pixies recently spoke to Spinner about a possible new album:

You released a single a while back, but there's been no follow-up album. Kim made another Breeders album. Is there a reason Pixies haven't put out fresh stuff?

David: We were happy to just tour, and it's been non-stop because people want to see us. We've talked about it for years, but nothing's come to fruition.

Joey: I'm gonna answer this honestly, for once. In the back of our minds I think we're afraid that it might cause friction. Right? Don't you think? It might, and that "might" is gonna be an "Uh oh, what the f--- are we doing now?"

David: The thing is, we want to protect the legacy. If we do something, it better be good. And as we go along -- it's been seven years now -- it gets more difficult to make that decision.

Black Francis tour dates and tracklist below...

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Pixies

"This album was recorded in two relatively short days this past September 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. All first takes.
We wrote the music for the songs in Paley's apartment in Brooklyn over three afternoons when Francis was in New York for a three day run at Joe's Pub. After which we each took half of the songs to finish off with lyrics, and Francis went off to meet what he sometimes likes to call "the old band" for another tour.
A few days later, we were recording at Jon Tiven's studio in Nashville. We each sang lead on the songs we wrote lyrics for and sang backup on the others. We worked fast. Francis had Pixies shows each evening, so we had a curfew. Paley recalls finishing the lyrics to one tune literally a minute before cutting the vocal. The two of us on guitars, with legendary Muscle Shoals players David Hood on bass and Spooner Oldham on piano. Damn, those guys are good.
Hope you dig the vibe."

Paley & Francis
Spring 2011
Brooklyn, NY and The Pacific Northwest
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Paley & Francis Tracklist:
1. Curse
2. On The Corner
3. Magic Cup
4. Ugly Life
5. Seal
6. The Last Song
7. Crescent Moon
8. Deconstructed
9. Praise
10. Happy Shoes

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Black Francis -- 2011 Tour Dates
07/12 - Neurolux, Boise, ID
07/15 - The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
07/18 - Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO
07/19 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
07/20 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
07/21 - Outland Live, Columbus, OH
07/22 - Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
07/24 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
07/28 - Beachcomber - Wellfleet, MA
9/10 - Hamilton, Ontario

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Comments (29)

I knew a man
He was a good man
Selling his hummus
Was an LCD fan

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:36 AM

Frank looks happy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:43 AM

Come on, Frank! Add a Maxwell's date! Maybe I should be directing this toward Todd - makes sense since he books at both venues!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:44 AM

not touring israel, fyi

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:51 AM

threshold apprehension

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:54 AM

Pixies, reunited for 7 years with no new music...

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:57 AM

The Beachcomber in Wellfleet? Is Vampire Weekend opening or something?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:59 AM

"Pixies, reunited for 7 years with no new music..."

True, but I really don't think Frank is to blame. He's been consistently releasing new material since the Pixies split.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 10:06 AM

Beachcomber in Wellfleet is a great club, a great locale, great everything. Maybe when you get your license mommy will let you go find out for yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 10:14 AM

That's true, 10:06. And given how lousy he is at editing his own work, it doesn't strike me as likely that he's the one being overly precious about a new album.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 10:15 AM

True Grit....son

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 10:16 AM

That Israel is set up to look like Botha-era South Africa is the greatest PR scam in modern times. Someone from among the music community really needs to stand up and speak out on the truth.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 10:33 AM

"Someone from among the music community really needs to stand up and speak out on the truth."

I prefer to laugh at stupidity rather than pining for someone to show some sense in the face of shallow fashion masquerading as informed and rational thought.

Who gives a fuck what musicians think about anything except music?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 10:43 AM

the beachcomber looks and feels just like the peach pit. super weird!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 10:51 AM

10:43 - yes, that is true .. in a way. Music is the message, I agree. But with many misinformed idiots parading their ideas in public (like you for instance), someone with the public's attention (unlike you) really needs to bring some truth into the discussion.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 11:01 AM

He used to be a Pixie, now he's a poseur

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 12:05 PM

Where are all these nonsensical Israel comments coming from? Did I miss something here? This is "Brooklyn Vegan", not South Williamsburg Zionist

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 1:05 PM

It is because the Pixies withdrew from playing Israel as a political statement. Refusing to play for fans who were excited and eager to see the Pixies.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 1:47 PM

The release date for the Paley and Francis album is on Sept 13th, not Sept 6th. Could you change this in your article? Thanks!

Posted by Sonic Unyon Records | June 27, 2011 1:52 PM

Black Francis hit the crapper

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 2:17 PM

I'm confused. Why the hell hasn't he even TRIED to lose weight? After all these years, you'd think he'd put the work in. Simple exercise and a rigorous attitude, a dedicated attitude and the fat. comes right now. C'mon now, Frank.. Get it together man.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:58 PM

the fat comes right off*

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:59 PM

6/27 = Anti-Fat day

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 8:36 PM

I love Frank Black.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:48 PM

I dig you, Black Francis and look forward to your gig at Poisson Rouge.


But if the message is the medium, you gotta hire a new PR guy. Who cares if the songs were all done in "all first takes"???

I mean really! Even Chet Baker had second takes and third and maybe even fourth. Just stymies your chance to release a second album of alternate takes, like all the greats do.

Kill the messenger on this promotional Marshall McLuhanish mistake...

A Pixies Fan of Long Standing

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 8:32 PM

"I prefer to laugh at stupidity rather than pining for someone to show some sense in the face of shallow fashion masquerading as informed and rational thought."

Laughing at stupidity, presupposes that one actually knows what stupidity is! I doubt if our "Anonymous" auto-posting piker even knows who Rainer Maria Rilke is.

Their above deranged thought patterns, show a murky psyche masquerading as one that spots nescience, but in actuality is quasi-illiterate itself and as soporifically inducing as wallpaper paste ingested per diem.

This thread is about some minor musical non-event, not the invasion of Cambodia.

Get a grip, people! Stop posting inane comments, that are more lame than the ones you are trying to imply are specious...as you look ridiculous and need to be found certifiable.

Posted by Anon Jr. | June 28, 2011 8:50 PM

8:50
Wow. Did your mom name you "Douchebag" or did you earn that title all on your own?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 9:20 PM

Namecalling in response to just an honest assessment of some of the less than sane dribble posted here, about some myopically narcissistic music release?

To be so pixilated, you must be highly invested in this mayhaps small potatoes music offering, notable only for all the "first takes" being bandied about in deference to its auto-importance.

Take care, DB Name Caller. Today's headlines are tomorrow's toilet paper...

Posted by Anonymous Senior | June 29, 2011 1:46 PM


thi s definatly wil be grate. r u reid pally who use 2 play n pittsburgh arund 35 year ago. my dad use to tak me 2 C U wen i wuz a kid. hes dead now but wooda liked heering this. grate songs. i adoor yur suuper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by jenifrumarundtheblok | June 29, 2011 7:24 PM

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