Because he is opting not to tour in support of "Pajo," due July 12 via Drag City, the artist has formed a band jokingly titled Dead Child with Slint touring bassist Todd Cook and second guitarist Mich

Fresh off his acclaimed reunion tour with iconic indie rock act Slint and the pending release of a solo album titled after his last name, David Pajo is already looking ahead to a new project.

Because he is opting not to tour in support of "Pajo," due July 12 via Drag City, the artist has formed a band jokingly titled Dead Child with Slint touring bassist Todd Cook and second guitarist Michael McMahan. The drum stool will be filled by Tony Bailey, who previously played in the Pajo-led Aerial M.

Pajo likens the music to the unabashed metal purveyed by recent Matador signee Early Man, with whom he has served as a live bassist at a handful of live shows over the past few months. "My concept for this band was that we'd all play baritone guitars that would be tuned really low," he tells Billboard.com. "I didn't want it to be indie-rock metal -- I wanted it to be 'death to false metal' metal!"

The only problem? "I don't want to sing, so we have to find a singer," Pajo reports. "I don't want it to be instrumental, either. We're just working on the music part of it right now. The goal is to be able to tour in November or December and maybe record early next year."

And while the Dead Child moniker may not stick, the artist concedes, "I do know that the Pajo record will be the lone release under that name. Drag City said I should go on tour with Dead Child featuring Pajo, and then have Pajo open. We could have two different booking agents and I could argue with myself backstage [laughs]. And I could get paid twice."

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