Stream Pixies’ new album ‘Head Carrier’

Band release new record on September 30

Pixies have shared their new album ‘Head Carrier’ in full.

The band are set to release their new record next week (September 30). It follows on from the band’s 2014 comeback LP ‘Indie Cindy’.

‘Head Carrier’ was recorded with Royal Blood producer Tom Dalgety. Frontman Black Francis recently compared the album to 1989’s ‘Doolittle’, saying: “It’s got a bit of early Pixies slosh in it.”


Ahead of the album’s release, listen to the record in full beneath via NPR.

Pixies confirmed last week that their guitarist Joey Santiago has entered rehab.

Ahead of the release, Santiago (pictured above, left) has checked in to a rehabilitation centre “for at least 30 days to treat his alcohol and drug issues”, according to a statement on the band’s official website.

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“This is the best thing that Joey could have done, and we’re very proud that he’s taken this step,” says drummer David Lovering in the statement. “We ask all of our fans to support Joey while he’s on this road to recovery.”

The statement continues that “while the Pixies fully intend to tour the UK and Europe this November and December, Santiago’s time in rehab will affect some of the band’s planned promotional activities to support their new album”.