Another bites the dust for The Pixies.
After just a few months of joining The Pixies, the band has officially kicked out their fill in bassist, Kim Shattuck. The Muff frontwoman took to both her Facebook and Twitter to announce the departure from the band.
“Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today,” she wrote. “Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.”
Shattuck took over the bassist position when the group’s original player, Kim Deal decided to leave the band back in July in the midst of recording their recently released EP, EP-1. Instead of just calling it a day because of Deal’s departure, the group just decided to continue and successfully released the EP a few months after.
At the time, the complete reason for Deal’s departure had been unknown, but in an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, manager Richard Jones said, “[Deal] just had enough…She didn’t want to do all the things that go with releasing new music, as in all the traveling and touring. She just decided that she wanted to move on.”
In the same interview, The Pixies frontman Black Francis, said that the band knew that they needed to replace Deal, but instead of going for a male, they realized they needed a female, “A lot of our songs have that romantic loss, romantic gain, sexuality thing,” he said. “We need the female and male represented.”
Not even a month after Deal’s departure, Shattuck had officially been on board with them. As of now, there has been no comment on what’s going to happen with the new vacancy; the band are scheduled to head out on tour starting on January 15 in Toronto.