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Pixies hire new bassist Paz Lenchantin

By | Published on Tuesday 10 December 2013

Paz Lenchantin

One pair of ex-Kims down the line, the Pixies have now hired a new bassist, Paz Lenchantin.

Having played in A Perfect Circle and Billy Corgan’s other band Zwan, and currently also in The Entrace Band, Lenchantin replaces long-time Pixies member Kim Deal, who exited the group earlier this year, and Kim Shattuck, who was initially drafted in as Deal’s stand-in, but seemingly ‘let go’ after a matter of months.

Lenchantin will now accompany Black Francis and co on Pixies’ extensive world tour in 2014, which includes festival dates at Lollapalooza, Primavera and London’s Field Day.

Her new bandmate, Pixies drummer Dave Lovering, comments on the situation thus: “We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates. Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we’re having a great time doing it”.