Pixies ringleader and sometimes solo artist Frank Black/Black Francis has reached that iconic status that few vocalists ever manage to attain. With the resumption of Pixies’ musical odyssey, his reputation is set to continue to grow. Dan looks at his pre, post, and Pixies music on this week’s Back & Forth. http://www.frankblack.net/
How do you follow-up an album that went a long way to defining a highly fertile time in music? This album is called 'Loveless', and My Bloody Valentine the band that created it gave us a virtually flawless answer last year when they brought us the 'm b v' album. Kevin Shields is the driving force behind My Bloody Valentine, but his musical adventures have not been confined to this extraordinary band. Dan brings us back and forth through the many stages of Shields' musical output.https://www.facebook.com/mybloodyvalentine
Dan chatted to Joey Santiago of Pixies while they were in Dublin late last year for two shows at The Olympia Theatre. Iconic and highly influential, Pixies are back with their first new material in more than two decades. There’s even talk of a new album. Hear more with Dan on The Alternative.