Frank Black is already in the middle his next album, even though his current solo endeavor hasn’t even hit the stores yet. Honeycomb will hit stores on July 19th via Back Porch/Narada, which was recorded late last year in Nashville. Black has already completed a second Nashville session, which has even been mixed. The untitled album doesn’t have a label for release yet, and Black doesn’t seem quite ready to present it to the world. He told Billboard: “"I decided I want to redo some vocals and I want to write a few more songs to maybe add to it."
This record could see a 2006 release, which features a star studded cast of musicians. This includes The Band’s Levon Helm, Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, the Small Faces’ Ian McLagan, Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson and Mark T. Jordan. Black added: “We're bringing you a high celebrity list.” Bad Company and Cheap Trick? Uhhh.
For diehard fans hoping to see Frank Black perform a few of these solo tunes, he is looking to hit the road this year. He explained: “I don't have anything booked. I'm going to wait and see how the record does and then hopefully I'll be able to organize these guys on the stage with me. They all have careers, so it's logistically challenging."
Oh yeah, he also did hint at the possibility of a new Pixies album. Yes, a NEW Pixies album. In his own words: “We'll see what happens. I predict we'll make a record sometime in the next year."