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Pixies frontman FRANK BLACK has revealed more details of the band’s proposed brand new album.

It was recently confirmed the band, who got back together last year for live shows to huge acclaim, are preparing to make their first studio album since 1991’s ’Trompe Le Monde’.

Black told NME.COM: “We do discuss making a record in the most casual kind of way. We don’t want to overstay our welcome in terms of performing under the banner of a reunion. With the exception of Australia we’ve kind of played everywhere that we can play, so we’re thinking, gee, we enjoy being in a band together again. So even if we just get together once in a blue moon to play the old songs, how are we gonna do that without coming off as tacky? So I suppose one way to accomplish that is to work on some new material.”

He added: “We haven’t jammed but I don’t really know what it would sound like. Joey (Santiago, guitar) told me not to worry about it, he said, ‘just write some songs and the Pixies will make it sound like the Pixies’.”

Since the band got back together they have recorded two songs – ’Bam Thwok’ – which was rejected for the ’Shrek 2’ soundtrack and then released as a download-only single, and a cover of Warren Zevon’s ’Ain’t That Pretty At All’, which appeared on ’Enjoy Every Sandwich’, a tribute album to the late singer.

Pixies headline this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals between August 27 and 29.

Black recently released a new solo album called ‘Honeycomb’.

Read more of the Frank Black interview in this week’s NME, dated July 30 and on sale now.

Pixies go on a European tour in August, calling at:

Paredes De Coura Festival (August 17)

Hasselt Pukkelpop (19)

Biddinghuizen Lowlands Festival (20)

Erfurt Highfield Stadium (21)

Dublin Lansdowne Road Stadium (23)

Paris Rock En Seine (25)

The Carling Weekend: Reading Festival (26)

The Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival (27)

Edinburgh Meadowbank Stadium (28)

Manchester Apollo (30)

London Alexandra Palace (31)

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