Frank Black Solo Effort Due In Summer

Published: 2005-04-01
While Pixies fans the world over wait with baited breath for a reunion album from the influential '80s rockers, they might want to use frontman Frank Black's upcoming solo effort as a tool to tide them over. The upcoming release has been given the name "Honeycomb", and is due to hit shelves on the still far-off date of July 19th.

Sitting behind the boards on the project is producer Jon Tiven, who has worked with everyone from B.B. King to Robert Plant. "Honeycomb" will be Black's first proper solo album in nearly a decade, assuming last year's "Frank Black Francis" semi-compilation album isn't included in the count.

Recorded in Nashville last year with session musicians like Spooner Oldham, and Billy Brock, "Honeycomb" is set to feature 11 new Black tracks, and three covers. According to Billboard.com, songs to be included on the album are: covers "Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day", "Song of the Shrimpi", "Dark End of the Street", and Black's originals "Go Find Your Saint", "Violet", "Atom In My Heart", "Another Velvet Nightmare", "I Burn Today", and "My Life Is In Storage".

As Black prepares to release "Honeycomb", The Pixies will spend their summer playing another bout of reunion gigs. Nothing is booked for Canada so far, but the band will be at Washington's Sasquatch Festival in May alongside Wilco and Modest Mouse, and on stage at Georgia's Music Midtown Festival in June.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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