Brand new bassist exits stage left.

Following the surprise departure of long-term bassist Kim Deal from the band earlier this year, the Pixies brought Kim Shattuck on board. Less than three months later The Muffs leader is now also leaving, having performed with the band on dates in the US and Europe.

Shattuck took to Twitter and Facebook to express her disappointment at the news which appears to have been somewhat unplanned:

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.

Where this leaves the band is up to anyone’s guess, though a new North American Tour is set to start in Toronto on January 15, 2014. [Via Stereogum]

Watch The Pixies perform at Maida Vale for BBC 6 Music in October this year.



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