After 25 years of playing bass for The Pixies, Kim Deal has decided to leave the alternative rock band. According to USA Today, the band posted a statement earlier today on their Facebook page about Deal’s departure.

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.”

--Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering

Although she did not state a reason for leaving the band, Deal has been focusing more on her other band The Breeders; a band that she started in the 1990s with her identical twin sister Kelley. The Pixies have not released any new music since 2004 and have not toured since 2011. The band came together back in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts and recorded a total of 4 albums: Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, Bossanova, and Trompe le Monde, before their split in 1993. In 2004 the Pixies released some limited edition live albums and reunited for a tour in 2011. B-Sides wishes Kim Deal all the best as she moves on from The Pixies, and we hope she has great success in her future music career.

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