Pixies frontman Frank Black has launched his own record label, which he has called The Bureau.
The singer, who is in the middle of a US tour with the Pixies, which the band have dubbed their ‘lost cities’ tour, has said he will use the label to release his own music as well as “the next big new sexy thing”.
The labels’ first releases will come from Jeremy Dubs and former Captain Beefheart collaborator Eric Drew Feldman, according to the Guardian
Black said of the label: “I wasn’t planning to start up my own record label, but I hope I get invited to some really intense high-end parties.” He also said that he originally set up the label to release his own music as “more traditional record companies find it a little overwhelming that I come up with another record every nine months.”
He also said that he believed running a label was no different now than it had ever been, just with slightly less money than before. He added: “Running a label today isn’t that different than at any other time. There’s less money floating around, but I think it’s a good thing. I think it’s more honest. It just puts the pressure on everybody to be good. Some of these record companies need to just stop fucking around and being such asses.”
Black has also said that thought the Pixies are planning new stuff, it won’t be coming out on The Bureau. He said of this: “Pixies will either do something really traditional, with a big old record company, or something a lot more radical. Hopefully the radical approach. But the Bureau has other things on its plate.”