See Pixies Perform Raucous New Song 'Bel Esprit' on 'Conan' - Rolling Stone
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Watch Pixies Perform Raucous New Song ‘Bel Esprit’ on ‘Conan’

Alt-rock giants showcase ‘Head Carrier’ cut after launching U.S. tour

A week after Pixies kicked off a U.S. tour in support of their 2016 LP Head Carrier, the band visited Conan Thursday to perform “Bel Esprit” form the album. 

The performance showcased the band’s new bassist Paz Lenchantin, who joined the group in place of Kim Deal during the tour for 2014’s Indie Cindy. Lenchantin and Black Francis split lead vocals on the punchy cut from Head Carrier, which marked the bassist’s first studio LP with alt-rock legends. 

“This was feeling very much like our comeback record as opposed to Indie Cindy, which felt like a transitional moment even when we were making it,” Black Francis told Rolling Stone. “This time, we felt like we wanted to get out of our comfort zone.

Pixies’ month-long trek concludes May 26th at New York’s Brooklyn Steel.

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