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The Pixies this morning announced that bassist Kim Deal — who has spent much of this year touring with the reunited Last Splash-era lineup of The Breeders — has left the band , and, in a statement attributed to Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering, say “we will always consider her a member of the Pixies.”

The band released the following statement today:

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.

Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering

While the statement certainly implies the Pixies will continue on without Deal, no current touring plans have been announced. Nor has there been any confirmation of long-brewing rumors that the band has been recording a new album; Deal, in fact, long had been seen as the impediment to making a new record.

The Pixies broke up in 1993 after recording four studio albums, but reunited in 2004, and had performed sporadically since then. The band last toured in the fall of 2011.

Since reuniting, the Pixies have released two songs: the Deal-sung “Bam Thowk,” which you can hear below, and a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Ain’t That Pretty At All.”

 

Pixies, “Bam Thwok” (2004)

 

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