The Pixies have a humongous world tour coming up in 2014, but as of recently they had no bassist lined up for those dates. They’ve resolved that by hiring a familiar name in the alt-rock world. Like the previous two bassists, she’s a woman; unlike Mss. Deal and Shattuck, she’s not named Kim.
Paz Lenchantin, known for her disparate body of work with A Perfect Circle, ZWAN, and the Entrance Band, will hold down the low end for the Pixies on tour next year. She’s specifically credited as a “touring bassist,” so it’s unclear whether she’s joining the band beyond this string of concerts. This quote from drummer David Lovering doesn’t suggest permanence: “We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates. Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we’re having a great time doing it.” In any case, the most recent Entrance Band single sounds very much like the Pixies, so there’s that.
In other Pixies news, they just revealed an animated video for the EP-1 track “Another Toe In The Ocean.” It was written, directed, and animated by Liviu Boar, and you can watch it below.
The Pixies tour launches 1/15/14 in Toronto and spans many months and continents. Find the updated itinerary here.