Reid Paley and Black Francis Detail 'Paley & Francis'

Posted on July 2, 2011 - by Michael Duncan

'Paley & Francis,' the new album born out of Black Francis' collaboration with Reid Paley, will be available on September 13 via Sonic Unyon Records.

The duo issued the following joint statement:

"This album was recorded in two relatively short days this past September 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. All first takes. We wrote the music for the songs in Paley’s apartment in Brooklyn over three afternoons when Francis was in New York for a three day run at Joe's Pub. After which we each took half of the songs to finish off with lyrics, and Francis went off to meet what he sometimes likes to call 'the old band' for another tour. A few days later, we were recording at Jon Tiven’s studio in Nashville. We each sang lead on the songs we wrote lyrics for and sang backup on the others. We worked fast. Francis had Pixies shows each evening, so we had a curfew. Paley recalls finishing the lyrics to one tune literally a minute before cutting the vocal. The two of us on guitars, with legendary Muscle Shoals players David Hood on bass and Spooner Oldham on piano. Damn, those guys are good. Hope you dig the vibe."

Paley & Francis

01. Curse
02. On The Corner
03. Magic Cup
04. Ugly Life
05. Seal
06. The Last Song
07. Cresent Moon
08. Deconstructed
09. Praise
10. Happy Shoes