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April 21, 2021

Stay tuned for recordings and dates.


October 13, 2013

Solo show in the East Village coming up in December.

September 26, 2013

We'll be at Hank's for the CBGB Festival on Friday October 11th. That is all.

August 27, 2013

I'll be doing a solo thing in Cambridge MA on Saturday September 14th
as part of the TT the Bear’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Week.

July 29, 2013

And there you have it.

May 29, 2013

We're playing the Rock Shop in Brooklyn on June 6th.

Here's the Facething Page.

May 20, 2013

Thanks to all in attendance and all involved for another great tour.

See you next time.

April 8, 2013

I'll be heading off on another solo tour with Black Francis (also doing a solo thing) next month.

This time we head south.

Here are all the dates.

And here's the Facebook Event Thing.


March 20, 2013

Had a nice chat on WHRW 90.5 FM Binghamton last week.

"3/12/13 playlist (Reid Paley interview and new Bowie album)
Really awesome show tonight with fellow DJ Brian McKinley finally getting to interview rock singer/songwriter Reid Paley (after Brian saw him perform with Black Francis of the Pixies in Ithaca)..."

Listen right here:

Radio Interview on WHRW 90.5 FM - March 12, 2013

March 15, 2013

Not actually a Paley & Francis tour, but we'll both be doing solo things this May.

Y'know, like last month's tour.

We'll be posting dates as they're confirmed.

Here's the Facebook Event Page.

March 4, 2012

The Paley & Francis vinyl album is on the way.

Coming to you on The Bureau. Stay tuned.

March 3, 2012

Reid Paley Trio at Picasso Machinery in Brooklyn next month on Friday the 13th.

December 30, 2012

New Reid Paley Music Store - FREE Instant Download with purchase of CD (or Vinyl).

Formerly digitally unavailable tracks. And more to come. Crazy.

October 17, 2011

Download Paley interview on WZBC Boston Oct 6th for a limited time at

October 13, 2011

PALEY & FRANCIS is the #4 Amazon Best Seller in Roots Rock.

Thank you all. Let's keep it going.

Download Paley interview on WZBC Oct 6th for a limited time at

October 12, 2011

PALEY & FRANCIS is #7 in Amazon Roots Rock sales.

Let's go, boys & girls.

October 10, 2011

The PALEY & FRANCIS album is now available in the UK & Europe.            Rough Trade

And tomorrow in North America.     

And head over to the Paley & Francis Facebook Page and click that thing.

September 16, 2011

Look. Now you can pre-order the PALEY & FRANCIS album.

US & Canada:     

UK & Europe:              Rough Trade          HMV

August 17, 2011


September 07 - Albany, NY - Valentine's

September 08 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place

September 10 - Hamilton, Ontario - Supercrawl Festival

August 16, 2011

Album: Paley & Francis

Release dates:

October 10, 2011 in UK & Europe on Cooking Vinyl

October 11, 2011 in the US & Canada on Sonic Unyon

August 13, 2011

New Video Here: Take What You Want - July 24, 2011

August 10, 2011

Come join the new PALEY & FRANCIS Facebook Page.

August 8, 2011

Looking forward to PALEY & FRANCIS at the Supercrawl Festival September 10th in Hamilton, Ontario.

More info

July 26, 2011

Great time and great audience at Le Poisson Rouge. And as usual Black Francis and Eric Drew Feldman killed.

Looking forward to the Beachcomber on Thursday.

Review of July 24th show here.

July 5, 2011

Album: Paley & Francis

This album was recorded in two relatively short days this past September 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. All first takes.

We wrote the music for the songs in Paley's apartment in Brooklyn over three afternoons when Francis was in New York for a three day run at Joe's Pub. After which we each took half of the songs to finish off with lyrics, and Francis went off to meet what he sometimes likes to call "the old band" for another tour.

A few days later, we were recording at Jon Tiven's studio in Nashville. We each sang lead on the songs we wrote lyrics for and sang backup on the others. We worked fast. Francis had Pixies shows each evening, so we had a curfew. Paley recalls finishing the lyrics to one tune literally a minute before cutting the vocal. The two of us on guitars, with legendary Muscle Shoals players David Hood on bass and Spooner Oldham on piano. Damn, those guys are good.

Hope you dig the vibe.

Artist: PALEY & FRANCIS    Album: Paley & Francis    (Reid Paley & Black Francis)


September 5th UK & Europe
September 13th US & Canada

Track Listing:

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

More here.

June 27, 2011

I'll be doing a couple solo shows supporting Black Francis in July:

7/24 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
7/28 – Wellfleet, MA – Beachcomber

And PALEY & FRANCIS will be playing the Supercrawl Festival in Hamilton, Ontario
on September 10th.

More here.

June 18, 2011


Release dates for the Paley & Francis album:

September 5, 2011 in UK & Europe on Cooking Vinyl.

September 13, 2011 in the US & Canada on Sonic Unyon.

And there you go.

Stay tuned.

May 21 , 2011


That's right.

Black Francis and I recently wrote some more tunes together here in Brooklyn, and recorded an album of them over a couple days in Nashville shortly thereafter.

And it's to be released later this year.

So the Paley & Francis album is on the way.

Here's the track listing:

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


Stay tuned.

April 9, 2011

"Lazarus In Brooklyn" will be featured on the new Cinemax show Femme Fatales this summer.

March 30, 2011

The Paley & Francis album is coming .

Feb 8 , 2011

The YouTube channel is finally up and running:

Look for new live videos every Wednesday and Friday til further notice.

Jan 30, 2011

The Paley & Francis album is in the works.

Dec 9, 2010

Reid Paley interview just posted on Thanks Paloma.

Dec 8, 2010

Download and streaming of the entire Billy Ruane Memorial Birthday Bash at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts Right Here.

You'll find my four-song solo appearance at #17.

Dec 2, 2010

There may be a new Black Francis / Reid Paley album in the works.

Nov 18, 2010

The Billy Ruane memorial show at the Middle East was really something.

Sept 12, 2010

Doing some recording at Jon Tiven's stuido in Nashville.

Sept 6, 2010

Some new songwriting collaborations with Black Francis currently in progress.

Aug 14, 2010

A few days the studio with Mr. Eble and Mr. Murray at the remarkable Hard Luck Recording. Jason Spittle at the board.

Stay tuned.

May 18, 2010

Great time at the Blues Rules Festival in Crissier, Switzerland this past May.

A glass raised in sincere thanks to Thomas and Vincent and all involved.

May 5, 2010

Very cool night at Cafe Orwell. Thanks to Valerie and Lucio,

And the "Lazarus In Brooklyn" video is finally on YouTube.

More to come.

Here's Paley as a dark guardian angel in The Nightmare, The Whorehouse and The Killing Spree

Check out the cool short film The Relcutant Hitman featuring "The Anesthetist's Song" from the Reid Paley album Revival.

Had the pleasure of being interviewed recently by the lovely Ilari Vabonesi for Rome's excellent RAM LIVE.

Link to the podcast coming soon.

Check out the Frank Black recording of the Reid Paley / Frank Black songwriting collaboration "Don't Get Me Wrong."

Here's the Frank Black video on YouTube.

It's on his album Christmass.

Four compelleing Frank Black recordings of songs written by Reid Paley & Frank Black are featured on his album Fast Man Raider Man :

I'm Not Dead (I'm In Pittsburgh)

Golden Shore

Dog Sleep

Down To You

Look for the great  Peg Simone disc Swoon featuring a cover version of Reid Paley's  "Better Days."

Frank Black  covers Reid Paley's  "Take What You Want" on the  Single "Everything Is New" from his  album "Show Me Your Tears"

"This Fucking Town" and "What You Deserve" from the album Revival are on the new Wondertaker Records Compilation Death Rattle & Roll.

Look for Paley on guitar  and James Murray  on drums along with Tony Maimone on bass, as Frank Black's band on his killer version of "Sugar Daddy" from the Hedwig Tribute and benefit album Wig in a Box.

Frank Black's recording of the Black / Paley collaboration "Another Velvet Nightmare" appears on his excellent Nashville session solo album Honeycomb.



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