Only a few months after joining the Pixies, new bassist Kim Shattuck is leaving the band. The 50-year-old musician made the sad announcement on Facebook and Twitter, saying that she's "disappointed" before revealing her plan to work on a new album with her other band The Muffs.
"Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today," Shattuck announced. "Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on The Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone."
Shattuck joined the Pixies back in July, two months before the band kicked off the European leg of their world tour. The former member of The Pandoras was a replacement for founding bassist Kim Deal who left the band when they were in the middle of working on their latest album "EP-1".
In addition to headlining some music festivals, the Pixies is set to bring their tour to North America in January next year. However there's still no word on who's replacing Shattuck.