Pixies 'in the dark' over new material

Frank Black admits band aren't making much progress with new recordings

Frank Black has admitted that progress on new Pixies material has been non-existent - despite his hopes.

The frontman recently declared his intention to make a new album with the seminal band, possibly with film director like Quentin Tarantino taking charge of the project. Their last studio effort was 1991's 'Trompe Le Monde'.

However the singer, who went under the name Black Francis during the Pixies' first phase between 1986 and 1991, now says he is "in the dark" about the band recording anything new.

"There isn't really anything to report in that department," he told MusicRadar.com. "In terms of any new Pixies records, I'm in the dark. We're active insofar as our old repertoire is concerned. We're not active in terms of anything new."

Black was even dismissive of Pixies one brand new recording since the band's 2004 reunion, download release 'Bam Thwok'.

"It was all ostensibly for a submission to a film which shall remain unnamed," he explained of its origins. "I can't make too much of a big deal out of it, I'm not John Lennon, I don't play in The Beatles and just because we do one little hiccup doesn't mean we have to hold a press conference."

Pixies recently revealed details of a European tour to tie in with the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic album 'Doolittle'.

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