Just four months after she replaced founding bassist Kim Deal, Kim Shattuck has parted ways with the Pixies. She made the following announcement on her Twitter and Facebook accounts Friday, which seem to indicate that she was asked to leave the band:
"Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone."
The Pixies finished a European tour just last week and have extensive dates scheduled for next year beginning in Toronto on January 15. At press time the group's Twitter account and website had no mention of Shattuck's departure; singer/songwriter Black Francis' last post was a Marcel Duchamp quote: "I do not believe in art. I think."