Paley & Francis

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Paley & Francis
Studio album by Paley & Francis (Black Francis and Reid Paley)
Released October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Genre Rock, roots rock, alternative rock
Length 35:59
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer Jon Tiven
Black Francis chronology
(2011) Abbabubba2011
Paley & Francis
(2011) Paley & Francis2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound C-[3]
Popmatters 6/10 stars[4]
Uncut 2/5 stars[5]
Under the Radar 5/10[6]

Paley & Francis is a studio album by Paley & Francis (Reid Paley and Black Francis), recorded in Nashville in September 2010, and released in the UK & Europe on October 10, 2011 on Cooking Vinyl, and in North America on October 11, 2011 on Sonic Unyon.[7][8]

The album was produced by Jon Tiven, and features Reid Paley and Black Francis on guitars and vocals, accompanied by Muscle Shoals legends Spooner Oldham on piano and David Hood on bass.

Paley & Francis debuted live in early September 2011 with club performances in Albany NY, Buffalo NY, and Hamilton Ontario (unannounced), and as one of the headliners of Hamilton Ontario's Supercrawl Festival. The band for these performances consisted of Reid Paley & Black Francis on guitars and vocals, Eric Eble (of the Reid Paley Trio) on bass, and Dave Varriale on drums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Curse"
  2. "On The Corner"
  3. "Magic Cup"
  4. "Ugly Life"
  5. "Seal"
  6. "The Last Song"
  7. "Crescent Moon"
  8. "Deconstructed"
  9. "Praise"
  10. "Happy Shoes"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Paley and Francis by Paley and Francis". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Paley and Francis: Paley and Francis". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  3. ^ Young, Alex (18 October 2011). "Paley & Francis – Paley and Francis". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  4. ^ McManus, Liam (9 January 2012). "Paley and Francis: Paley and Francis". Popmatters. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Paley and Francis: Paley and Francis Review". Uncut: p.95. October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Paley and Francis: Paley and Francis". Under the Radar: p.101. October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Reid Paley & Black Francis: Paley & Francis". American Songwriter. 18 Oct 2011. 
  8. ^ "Album Review: Paley & Francis – Paley and Francis". Consequence of Sound. 18 Oct 2011. 

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