Frank Black will always be associated with the Pixies, but the frontman for that ground breaking group, of course, has also been fairly prolific as a solo artist. Black has managed to release nine solo efforts and a compilation spanning those works is due out in the U.S. next week. Through a statement, Black has this to say about the two-disc set:
"I felt a little sheepish when my manager suggested a Best Of: I'm not exactly known for my hit records. But then, I didn't get into this to have hits. I did it to be a maverick, to be underground, to be part of that world as opposed to the Top 40 world. I wanted to be an artist and a musician, not to get invited to parties. It's about being true to yourself. But I've got a big back catalogue, and so for the uninitiated, Frank Black 93-03 is a good place to start. It just sounds like a regular Frank Black album because all my records are schizophrenic in tenor - fast song, slow song, country song, punky song. Although it's boring to say, 'I think it's very representative of who I am as an artist', it really is!"
The compilation features a new track that is a preview from his next record of new material, Bluefinger, which is set for a September release. You can give a listen to "Threshold Apprehension" here.