Posted in music on December 11, 2013

Kim Shattuck w/ Pixies at Bowery Ballroom in Sept (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Kim Shattuck

Pixies recently lost bassist Kim Shattuck (of The Muffs) after she joined as Kim Deal's replacement earlier this year, and now Shattuck has offered some insight as to how she was kicked out of the band. In an interview with NME, she says:

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.'

The Pixies replaced her with Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, The Entrance Band), and their tour with Paz will hit the NYC-area on 1/19 at Capitol Theatre tickets) and 1/21 at NJPAC with FIDLAR (tickets).

Meanwhile, Paz will be in NYC this week as a member of The Entrance Band who open for Mikal Cronin at Webster Hall tonight (12/11). Nude Beach and special guests are on the bill too, and tickets are still available. (The Entrance Band were also just in NYC opening for Mazzy Star.)

And lastly, former Pixies bassist Kim Deal is kicking off a tour with her band The Breeders this week. That tour hits NYC on December 19 and 20 at Webster Hall and will see the band playing their classic first two albums, Pod and Last Splash. Speedy Ortiz, who just released a new single from their upcoming EP, open both NYC shows and most other dates. Tickets for both Webster Hall shows are still available.

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Comments (32)

A pretty shitty way to get fired - they could have at least talked to her themselves or even better, met with her in-person, but whatever.

Posted by What Aholes | December 11, 2013 2:31 PM

this is like the WWE but without gayness and fake wrestling.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 2:33 PM

fuck the pixies. once crap, always crap. a highly overrated band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 2:37 PM

Song title for Muffs next album: "Pete Best's Blues".

Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2013 2:38 PM

I'd fuck all the dudes in the Pixies. I truly crave

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 2:39 PM

This makes the pixies look like pricks

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 2:39 PM

"Nobody really talked about deep issues..."

Joey Santiago: "Frank?"

Frank Black: "Yes, Joey?"

Joey: "Have you heard of Double Stuf Oreos?"

Frank: "Yes, Joey. Yes, I have."

Joey: "What exactly do they mean by 'Stuf'?"

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 2:43 PM

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village.

An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

"Not very long," answered the Mexican.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.

The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do with all your time?"

"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs...I have a full life."

The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!

You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat. With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.

Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant."

"You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge enterprise."

"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.

"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

"And after that?"

"Afterwards? That's when it gets really interesting," answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start selling stock and make millions!"

"Millions? Really? And after that?"

"After that -- and this is the best part -- you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, catch a few fish, take a siesta, and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends!"

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 2:44 PM

"...the Pixies don't do that."

So jumping into the crowd is a no-no, but tarnishing their legacy at every turn is acceptable?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 3:00 PM

Isn't Paz just as much of an extroverted performer? Man, what a bunch of dicks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 3:00 PM

I love the Pixies. Always will.
But yeah, sort of a douchey move.
At the Bowery Ballroom, Kim was the only one who looked like she was having fun. Well, Dave a little too. But Kim was smiling the most.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 3:08 PM

Truly feel bad for the people who turned up to those shows all giddy and excited, hopping around like a portly kid with a big lollipop. Embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 3:24 PM

Muffs > Pixies

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 3:36 PM

No, because Frank does not approve of that.

I imagine Frank saying to the others that she's gotta go after that crowd jump thing, and the other two not really caring but not wanting to derail the train.

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Posted by margieyoshida | December 11, 2013 3:57 PM

3:57 should read 2:44's post

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 4:03 PM

They is some joyless motherfuckers alright

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 4:07 PM

I hear as part of their rider Frank has a taco truck drive into his mouth every show, then shitting out the tires during "Bone Machine".

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 4:12 PM

Chuckie K will always act like they are a major corporation and need to protect a brand and an image that is imaged on his own misanthropy.

Corporate Shit Bands who have sold way more records than this musically excellent band don't even act this way. he's delusional.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 4:38 PM

Pixies sound like most of bv's commentators complaining about how the show was too wild and the crowd acting immature.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 4:49 PM

WHATEVER. I bet the REAL reason she got kicked out is she didn't deliver the daily Krispy Kreme plate that this fat-ass band demands from the new members as a way of hazing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 4:59 PM

Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 5:24 PM

NO FUN ALLOWED!! YOU"RE FIRED!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 6:23 PM

Maybe she wouldn't blow them?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 6:26 PM

sadly the Pixies have become the Pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 7:18 PM

5:24 for the win.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 12:07 AM

3:36 nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:09 AM

That's my new line: "The Pixies don't do that."

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 12:14 PM

2:43 for the win. 2:44 for the serious loss. proverbs, fables, and tales? brooklynvegan would prefer not to do that."

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 6:30 PM

fuck the pixies. once crap, always crap. a highly overrated band.

Posted by Bill Is Real | December 12, 2013 6:52 PM

The new bassist sounds like a real rocker. Fuck the pixies.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 8:48 PM

Is this song just so different to the rest of pixies songs or was i just unlucky with my little research? please tell me if pixies has any more of songs that expressive...

Posted by Ossola | October 29, 2014 1:32 PM

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