It was announced a little while back that Pixies had fired their bassist Kim Deal, and replaced her with Kim Shattuck. The band revealed about a week ago that they would be letting her go as well, and she's decided to open up about her split with the band. She spoke to NME, where she explained that her time with the band and how she was fired was more than a bit odd:

"I was surprised. Everything had gone well, the reviews were all good and the fans were super-nice about everything. They were like, "We love you, New Kim!" We said goodbye at the airport, and the following morning, the manager called me and said: "The band has made the decision to go with another bass player." I was shocked... I get the feeling they're more introverted people than I am. Nobody really talked about deep issues, at least out loud. There was a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles where I got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd, and I know they weren't thrilled about that. When I got offstage the manager told me not to do that again. I said, "Really, for my own safety?" And he said, "No, because the Pixies don't do that."... I would have preferred it is they told me face to face as a group, but they're nice people. I'm still a fan of the Pixies!"

Since then, they've replaced her with Paz Lenchantin, who will be joining the band for their 2014 tour dates; she's played with Zwan, A Perfect Circle, and Entrance Band.

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