Born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV in 1965, Black Francis is an American singer and guitarist known as the front man for the "Pixies." He has had a solo career under the name Frank Black, released two albums with 4AD, and formed a backing band, "Frank Black and the Catholics." He reformed Pixies in '04 and was well known for odd subjects and cryptic texts.
The singles "Where Is My Mind" and "Debaser" were immediate successes, and "NonStopErotik" came out in 2010. "I Heard Ramona Sing" was heard in the film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World." The album "Paley & Francis" came out in 2011.