How times change. 20 years ago, Frank Black broke up the Pixies, informing the rest of his band that they were done via fax. Of course, the Pixies reassembled as a hard-touring on-and-off unit in 2004. But now Kim Deal, who recently reunited the Last Splash lineup of her post-Pixies band the Breeders, has quit the Pixies. The Pixies bade Deal a fond farewell in a statement, which you can read below.
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.
And so goes our dream of hearing any new non-”Bam Thwok” Pixies joints.