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Pixies announce departure of bassist Kim Deal: ‘We wish her all the best’

Pixies announce departure of bassist Kim Deal: ‘We wish her all the best’

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.”

Video: Tanya Donelly reunites with The Breeders in Boston at ‘Last Splash’ show

Video: Tanya Donelly reunites with The Breeders in Boston at ‘Last Splash’ show

The Breeders brought their Last Splash 20th anniversary tour to Boston for a homecoming gig Thursday night, but ended up celebrating an earlier era as co-founder Tanya Donelly re-joined Kim Deal and Co. onstage for a pair of numbers, including a giddy, laugh-filled cover of The Beatles’ “Happiness is a Warm Gun.”

Video: The Breeders play ‘Cannonball,’ ‘Drivin’ on 9’ on Jimmy Fallon

Video: The Breeders play ‘Cannonball,’ ‘Drivin’ on 9’ on Jimmy Fallon

The Breeders took advantage of a break in their tour in support of the 20th anniversary reissue of Last Splash to swing by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” where the band played its 1993 alt-rock smash “Cannonball” on air and then stuck around for a web-only performance of the album’s penultimate track, “Drivin’ on 9.”

Kim Deal releases second limited-edition 7-inch in new ‘Solo Series’ — MP3s, too

Kim Deal releases second limited-edition 7-inch in new ‘Solo Series’ — MP3s, too

She may be busy with her Breeders reunion and Last Splash box set, but Kim Deal’s still got time to churn out new music — the latest being the second installment of her new “Solo Series” 7-inches, a two-song single that’s now available digitally and can be pre-ordered on vinyl.

The Breeders’ ‘Last Splash’ 7-disc vinyl box set to feature live album, demos, BBC sessions

The Breeders’ ‘Last Splash’ 7-disc vinyl box set to feature live album, demos, BBC sessions

The 20th anniversary reissue of the The Breeders’ ‘Last Splash’ will come in a mammoth 7-disc vinyl box set that features the original record, a live album recorded in Stockholm, a collection of previously unreleased demos, non-album tracks and BBC session cuts, and four individual EPs repressed on 10-inch platters.

The Breeders confirm ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniverary concerts in North America, Europe

The Breeders confirm ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniverary concerts in North America, Europe

The ‘Last Splash’-era lineup of The Breeders — Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson — have confirmed a rash of new North American and European dates on their tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of that album. 4AD Records plans to release a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue in April.

The Breeders to play first ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniversary show in Brooklyn on March 29

The Breeders to play first ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniversary show in Brooklyn on March 29

The reunited ‘Last Splash’-era lineup of The Breeders — Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson — this morning announced it will make its debut with a concert March 29 at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., prior to already announced dates later this spring in Europe.

The Breeders announce initial ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniversary dates in Europe

The Breeders announce initial ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniversary dates in Europe

The reunited ‘Last Splash’-era lineup of The Breeders — Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson — this week announced initial European dates for its upcoming tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of that album, revealing they’ll play in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Breeders release ‘New Year’ rehearsal footage — plus Kim Deal launches solo 7-inch series

Breeders release ‘New Year’ rehearsal footage — plus Kim Deal launches solo 7-inch series

The Breeders are gearing up for a big 2013 as the ‘Last Splash’-era lineup reunites to tour that album, and to get fans into an appropriately festive mood, the band posted iPhone-filmed video last night of a rehearsal in Kim Deal’s basement of the song “New Year.” Deal also has launched a 7-inch single series.

The Breeders reunite for ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniversary concerts in U.S., Europe in 2013

The Breeders reunite for ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniversary concerts in U.S., Europe in 2013

The ‘Last Splash’-era lineup of The Breeders — Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson — has reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of that album and its breakout hit “Cannonball,” and will reissue the record in a deluxe edition and then perform it live on tour in the U.S. and Europe in 2013.

Milestones: Today is Joey Santiago’s and Kim Deal’s birthday; watch Pixies live in 1991

Milestones: Today is Joey Santiago’s and Kim Deal’s birthday; watch Pixies live in 1991

We’ve got a rare double milestone today, as not one but two members of the Pixies — bassist Kim Deal and guitarist Joey Santiago — celebrate their birthdays (she’s 51 and he’s 47). We mark the occasion with this complete 29-song ‘Trompe le Monde’-era set filmed on June 26, 1991, in London.

Pixies in the studio? Perry Farrell suggests they are, tweeting, ‘Pixies r recording’

Pixies in the studio? Perry Farrell suggests they are, tweeting, ‘Pixies r recording’

Last night, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell may have revealed the Pixies are in the studio, replaying to a tweet from @leCultVult — ‘@perryfarrell back in the day the cool kids at my high school it was all about Jane’s Addiction and the Pixies’ — by writing, ‘Still is Pixies r recording.’

Video: Surfer Blood covers Pixies’ ‘Gigantic’

Video: Surfer Blood covers Pixies’ ‘Gigantic’

Indie buzz band Surfer Blood covers the Pixies classic “Gigantic” in this week’s installment of The AV Club’s Undercover series, in which bands drop in on the site’s Chicago offices and pick a song off a predetermined list to cover live in a very small room.

Video: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic sings ‘I Bleed’ with 3/4ths of Pixies at Winston Calling benefit

Video: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic sings ‘I Bleed’ with 3/4ths of Pixies at Winston Calling benefit

Tweet Last night in Los Angeles,  Black Francis hosted a benefit concert called Winston Calling that featured appearances by most of the Pixies — Kim […]