Grand Duchy is the Pixies’ Frank Black (born Charles Thompson, a.k.a. Black Francis) and wife Violet Clark. The duo recently released their debut album "Petits Four," one of my favorite albums of 2009 so far. They’ll showcase their infectious pop sound at Jazzbones on Saturday (May 2), with a little support from Tacoma’s own synth-pop gurus, the Nightgowns (formerly the Elephants.) And that seemed like as good a reason as any to ring the couple up at home in Eugene, Ore.
Click here to listen to some of what they had to say, along with clips from “Petits Four” cuts "Fort Wayne," "Black Suit," "Lovesick" and "Seeing Stars."
Frank Black and Violet Clark will serve up “Petit Fours” Saturday at Jazzbones.