Pixies Prep New Album 'Head Carrier,' Drop First Single 'Um Chagga Lagga'

Head Carrier marks Pixies' second album with bassist Paz Lenchantin, who joined the band as their touring bassist in January 2014 after Kim Deal's departure and was recently named a permanent member. Lenchantin also contributes vocals to "All I Think About Now," a track she co-wrote with Francis

"I was very nervous in the beginning when I went to that first rehearsal," Lenchantin said in a statement. "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. I spent three years learning to understand what being a Pixie meant, and now, my heart, spirit, and love for their music is embedded in me and I feel like I have become a Pixie. We had been more about the history of the Pixies, but now, we are about going forward." via RollingStone