Kim Deal Is No Longer A Member Of The Pixies
By Jessica Rawden 2013-06-14 12:18:29
Veteran rocker Kim Deal is tired of splitting her musical interests. The longtime band member of both The Pixies and The Breeders will no longer play a role in the band that made her a household name. The Pixies will be without a female moving forward, as Deal has officially quit the team.
The Pixies has broken up and gone on hiatus in the past, but the group has never been a band that has been big on cycling through members. Deal’s decision to leave, in fact, marks the first time a core band member has opted to officially quit the group (although she has been an on-again, off-again member prior to this). The remaining three band members, Black Francis (Frank Black), Joey Santiago, and David Lovering announced the news on Friday via the group’s Facebook page.
“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.”
The New York Times has noted that Deal has spent more time working with The Breeders in recent memory. That band is most known for the hit song, “Cannonball,” which was released way back in 1993. However, while The Pixies tour, the group hasn't released a new song since 2004 and the band’s last album was Trompe Le Monde in 1991. Oppositely, the Breeders have fairly consistently released new music over the years, including 2009’s EP Fate to Fatal. It stands to reason that Deal might be more invested in a project that is still willing to try new things and make new music. Or maybe she’s just not getting along with the rest of The Pixies. Either way, here’s to wishing her the best in her future musical endeavors, whatever they may be.