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Pixies - Head Carrier album mp3
Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Rock
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    Head Carrier
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    Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Rock
  • Date of release:
    September 30, 2016
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  • Recording location:
    Rak Studios
  • Size FLAC version
    1739 megabytes
  • Size MP3 version
    1222 megabytes
  • Size WMA version
    1330 megabytes
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Head Carrier is the sixth studio album by the American alternative rock band the Pixies, released on September 30, 2016 on Pixiesmusic and PIAS. Produced by Tom Dalgety, and recorded at RAK Studios in London, the album is the first to feature bass guitarist Paz Lenchantin, who joined the band in 2014 to tour in support of its previous album, Indie Cindy. The album's title references a cephalophore, a saint carrying his own head, more specifically St. Denis of Paris.

With Head Carrier, they’re essentially in their Voodoo Lounge phase, turning in the sort of middling, late-career album that will clog up the Pixies bin at your local record store when you’re looking to upgrade your worn-out copy of Surfer Rosa. If Head Carrier has no ambitions to be a return to a form, it at least doesn’t incite the same sort of facepalm incredulity as Indie Cindy. The truth is, if Head Carrier had arrived as the umpteenth Frank Black solo album, little about it would seem amiss. But coming from a band whose legacy was built on shock-and-awe transgression, Head Carrier feels overly pleasant and pedestrian. I’m reminded of that infamous Steve Albini interview from the early ’90s where the Surfer Rosa producer called his former clients a band who, at their top-dollar best, are blandly entertaining college rock.

On Head Carrier, Pixies usher in more than a few changes, the biggest being bassist Paz Lenchantin. Replacing a member may be inconsequential for some bands, but for this one, it's a big deal (pun intended): Founding bassist Kim Deal departed prior to Indie Cindy, and the use of a session player on the album only underscored that a vital part of the group's appeal was missing.

Album · 2016 · 12 Songs. A pioneering indie-rock band continues its comeback streak. More sure-footed-and fun-than 2014’s Indie Cindy, Head Carrier bears the hallmarks of classic Pixies: Weird yet pretty, violent yet tender, and as reliant on sweet ‘60s harmonies as the rough edges of post-punk. See the oblique surf rock of Classic Masher (which could’ve made the band’s underrated Bossanova) or the rangy, folk-influenced Tenement Song, which harkens back to Doolittle.

About Head Carrier album. Album Head Carrier (2016). Black Francis, Dave Lovering, Joey Santiago, Paz Lenchantin.


Rob Brinkmann - Assistant Engineer
Tom Dalgety - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
Vaughan Oliver - Art Direction, Design
Pixies - Primary Artist
Ian Pollock - Illustrations
Joshua Price - Design Assistant

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Head Carrier Pixies 3:37
2 Classic Masher Pixies 2:37
3 Baal’s Back Pixies 1:53
4 Might as Well Be Gone Pixies 2:47
5 Oona Pixies 3:37
6 Talent Pixies 2:11
7 Tenement Song Pixies 2:57
8 Bel Esprit Pixies 3:12
9 All I Think About Now Pixies 3:07
10 Um Chagga Lagga Pixies 3:00
11 Plaster of Paris Pixies 2:06
12 All the Saints Pixies 2:41

Nicolas Cage was once a promising actor. He was wonderful in my favourite movie of all time, Raising Arizona, he was great versus Cher in Moonstruck and versus Matthew Modine in Birdy. He scored an Oscar as a suicidal drunk in Leaving Las Vegas, and then he decided he'd be better off making straight to DVD-movies. He still occasionally shines, Joe comes to mind. But still, it feels like he's given up, and just take roles to pay the bills.Pixies were wonderful on my two favourite albums of all time, Surfer Rosa and Doolittle, and they were great on both Bossanova and Trompe le Monde. When they split shortly after it felt sad, of course, but it also felt kinda alright to leave us with four masterpieces. But of course they couldn't leave it be.Pixies nowadays is a tired, sad, boring version of themselves. Everything on the new release sounds like it could come from Frank Black's 177th solo album. And that's a bad thing. They still occasionally shine. The "Where Is My Mind" ripoff "All I Think About Now" is wonderful, but sadly it only reminds me of how great this band once were.Kinda like when I think about how great Nicolas Cage once were.I guess everyone have to pay their bills, huh?
Sustained artistic excellence is difficult to achieve. Head Carrier is an admirable attempt to rekindle and recreate the magic of early Pixies. It is Black Francis and not Frank Black at the helm. The fact they are both Charles Thompson illustrates the man's range.I am simply a consumer of art, music included. I am a self-taught tenor sax player and a published literary short story writer. With that (very) little dabbling into creating consumable art, I only possess admiration for those who can deliver a little joy into our lives wether they be Pixies or Mr. Cage.I cannot understand the animosity that some art/music-consumers have for those who strive to create. IT IS VERY HARD TO DO. Part of the process comes from the failing and really being uncertain as to what will be a "hit" and what will not. Pixies have often shown how "Pop-Centric" they can be with "Here Comes Your Man." I imagine they could have churned out top-40 stuff consistently, and yet opted to reach for ground-breaking sounds and orchestrations. I was lucky to see The Pixies live in Los Angeles in April 2017. Their performance served to further my admiration - they rocked the joint and left us all quite breathless with appreciation.Head Carrier adds proof of sustainability to their Opus. I am quite certain that Nicholas and Black are comfortable with their achievements, both from early on and more recently.Pixies forever until This Monkey's Gone to Heaven...
There arrives a time when artistic brilliance begins to decline. Bob Dylan [The Nonce] is a great example. With "Head Carrier" I actually fought to see a thin hint of genius. I suppose live this release might make for a good show, but... I'd save my money for something promising. My suggestion: Hoopla, local library, cut-out-bin... Cuz this CD is going to be so easily forgotten in a split [coughs]... What was I babbling about?