Kim Deal

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.

(via Pitchfork)

And so goes our dream of hearing any new non-”Bam Thwok” Pixies joints.

Comments (32)
  1. so in other words….the pixies are breaking up.

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  3. Or, the Last Splash tour made enough money that Kim Deal can afford to not be around Frank Black for at least a couple of years.

  4. This is a shame, since the new albums they’ve recorded since their reunion have all been superb . . . oh wait.

    Never mind.

  5. This went down some time ago. But the band delayed the announcement until well-after the upcoming (Deal-less) tour tix went on sale. Shady!

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  7. fuck the haters! i saw one of the reunion shows; it was great. bummed there won’t be any more (with deal). i could listen to those old songs all day.

    • there shouldn’t be anymore without kim deal.

      • agreed. that would just be sad.

        • she may not have written as many songs, or whatever, but it was her personality in those songs that helped define who they were. she was just as much responsible for their sound as any of them, if not more so. do you think gigantic will sound the same without kim deal? where is my mind? i personally think that no one in that band is despensable, but she is every bit as important as frank black is. this shouldn’t be happening without her, because nobody can take her place. it’s impossible.

  8. I’d like to see Kelley fill in.

    I’d also like to see Gallagher 2 as the warm up act.

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  11. I’ve seen both Frank Black and the Breeders both amazing. I guess I’ll never get to see the Pixies, because it’s not the same without her backing vocals giving them that signature sound.

  12. Yeah The Pixies should ideally call it quits without Kim Deal. Its like New Order without Peter Hook. Whats the point?

  13. So its an obvious full stop to all the reunion tours. Fuck it, grab a bassist and make a new and awesome Pixies record.

  14. We should say….. “KIM DEALS WITH THE PIXIES”.

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