Kim Deal, founding bassist member of the Pixies, has decided to leave the band after 25 years.
The announced was made on their official 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."
Deal was also a founding member of alt-rock group The Breeders; a band with whom she recently toured with in support of the 20th-anniversary edition of their 1993 album Last Splash.