The Pixies Announce New Bassist

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Looks like the days of the Pixies having bassists named Kim are done and over with.

Today, the band announced that they had once again filled the vacancy in their line-up.

And who might that lucky person be? Well, the remaining member of the Pixies decided on A Perfect Circle’s Paz Lenchatin to take over during their upcoming tour.

About two weeks ago, it was reported that the band had released their fill-in bassist and frontwoman of The Muffs, Kim Shattuck. Shattuck actually took onto her Facebook account to reveal the news saying that she was, “super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.”

Shattuck had taken over the vacancy left when original bassist, Kim Deal decided that it was in her best interest to leave the band back in July.

At the time, no one knew what was the reason behind Deal’s departure especially since the band was in the midst of recording some new material. According to the band’s manager, Deal just didn’t want to do any of the things that were needed to support new material such as touring and decided to resign from the band.

Of course, that’s one of the reason that the remaining members were starting to scurry to find a replacement because their upcoming tour is scheduled to begin on January 15.

But announcing that Lenchatin had been chosen was not the only news that they had revealed today. They also released a music video for the song, “Another Toe in the Ocean” which is featured on their recently released EP, EP-1. 

Check out the full music video below and don’t forget to check out the full schedule for their tour dates. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see them before they need another new bassist.

The Pixies Part Ways with Fill In Bassist

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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.