Moments after completing the first leg of their world tour in Europe, the Pixies relieved new bassist Kim Shattuck of her duties. Ms. Shattuck was hired back on July 1 to replace original member Kim Deal who decided to resign. New Kim, which lasted a hair under six months, plans to dive back into The Muffs.
Shattuck delivered the news of her departure via Twitter and Facebook:
“Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.”
Speculation has already started on who will replace Old Kim and New Kim. Here are a few names to keep your eyes on: Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Kim Clarke (Defunkt), Kim Warnick (Fastbacks), Kim Kardashian (Kanye West), and the possible return of Kim Deal.
The Pixies begin the North American leg of their tour on January 15 in Toronto.