Black Francis and co. plan a series of gigs behind 'Head Carrier'
Bassist Paz Lenchantin directs latest 'Head Carrier' clip
Indie-rock legend delves into pop, punk and prog roots
Our take on latest from alt-rock grandees
Band cancels all upcoming promotional appearances for new LP 'Head Carrier,' though European tour on track
Band drop first video off new LP 'Head Carrier'
Frontman also explains why he's done making solo albums and doesn't care about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Quick-firing track that shouts out actor Jack Palance previews 'Head Carrier' LP
Pixies, Courtney Barnett, My Chemical Romance, Anthrax more contribute to benefit Ten Bands One Cause
Group is playing several selections from upcoming record on current European tour
"There were these shoes I felt I had to fill and I tried to do the best I could for the fans, to make the live performances sound true to the originals," bassist Paz Lenchantin says after being named permanent member
Michael Stipe performs "Ashes to Ashes," Pixies cover Bowie covering themselves at Carnegie Hall tribute
Band is prepping about a dozen tunes for an upcoming record
Alt-rock band will perform classic and newly written material on the jaunt, which kicks off in May