Well, that was fast. Kim Deal leaves the band and no sooner than a week later, the Pixies have released a new single, Bagboy. It's believed that Kim was the reason there was no new album, her concerns being that a potential sub par effort may sully their legacy.
And maybe she's right.
But I don't care. I'm just glad to hear new music from the Pixies. I'd much rather chance a disappointing album, then have them continue on as just a touring greatest band.
The track was recorded last October, but there's no news on whether there's an album's worth of material out there. And who would replace Kim in the group? I think the smart money is on Charles' wife Violet Clark. She can sound like Kim vocally, and she plays bass as well. Perhaps it's better to hire a session musician, and keep marriage and work separate? Only time will tell...
You can download the song from their site for free here! So take a listen and let us know what you think!