Kim Shattuck, the frontwoman and guitarist for Southern California punk trio The Muffs who also played with ’80s rockers The Pandoras and took a brief turn as the Pixies’ post-Kim Deal bassist, died on Wednesday from complications of ALS, her family and bandmates announced. She was 56.
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The Pixies today announced the release of the third in their series of self-released vinyl-and-digital EPs over the last seven months, and now will compile all 12 new songs released since last summer’s “Bagboy” digital single as a full-length album that will make the band’s new music available on CD.
The Pixies are ringing in 2014 with a second batch of new songs, today releasing a second four-song EP of brand-new material and debuting the video for one of the songs: the rocker “Blue Eyed Hexe,” which the band debuted last September at a warm-up gig.
Without formally acknowledging the departure of Kim Shattuck following the band’s fall European tour, the Pixies this morning announced her replacement for shows in North America, Europe and South America next year: Paz Lenchantin, who played in A Perfect Circle and Billy Corgan’s brief post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit Zwan.
Just days after completing their first tour without original bassist Kim Deal, the resurgent Pixies apparently have decided to part ways with her touring replacement, Kim Shattuck of The Muffs, who took to both Facebook and Twitter tonight to announce she was “super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today.”
The resurgent Pixies made their second TV appearance in a week last night, this time plugging in on the BBC’s “Later… with Jools Holland” to tear through new song “What Goes Boom” off the band’s just-released EP-1 in advance of tonight’s appearance at the iTunes Festival in London.