Kim Deal, Pixies bassist and Breeders leader, is now just Kim Deal, Breeders leader. Consequence of Sound reports that Deal has left the not-so-young alternative rock group, who I thought had been touring in perpetuum since reuniting in 2004 but have actually not played a show since 2011. Hmm… guess that explains why Frank Black looked no more than 110 pounds in a studded jean jacket when I saw them last Thanksgiving. What band did I see??
Pixies officially state:
We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.
No tears, though! The Breeders are still doing their anniversary tour, Deal has been sporadically releasing solo singles, and you can relive all those classic Pixies memories when Pixies: A Visual History is released in the fall. Oh Christ, it’s A Visual History: Volume 1. Kill yr idols.
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