I love the way ‘Um Chagga Lagga’ just rolls off the tongue and this great title belongs to the first single to be released from the Pixies brand new forthcoming album ‘Head Carrier’ which is due out this September!
According to a press release, the 12 tracks appearing on Head Carrier were written, arranged, and rehearsed over a six-week period by the Pixies’ current lineup of frontman Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, and drummer David Lovering, along with bassist Paz Lenchantin, who was welcomed as a permanent member of the band. (Lenchantin has been touring with Pixies since 2013 after replacing Kim Shattuck, who was initially hired to fill the void of founding member Kim Deal). Recording took place at London’s Rak Studios with Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) serving as producer.
Head Carrier will be released on September 30th in a variety of formats, including as a limited-edition deluxe box set. Pre-orders are ongoing through the band’s website. Listen above.