It looks like the Pixies will be auditioning a new vocalist/bassist. Kim Deal has left the band. According to a press release from the Pixies:

"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 Pixies last live performance was in November of 2011, while Ms. Deal has been touring and promoting the 20th anniversary of the Breeders' excellent Last Splash (now I feel old). The Pixies won't be the same without her.