Former Pixies bassist Kim Deal has unveiled a new track and video titled ‘The Root’ – click below to watch.
A collaboration with Morgan Nagler of the group Whispertown, the video was filmed guerrilla-style in the carpark of the Dayton, Ohio supermarket where he works.
‘The Root’ is the latest in Deal’s series of solo 7″ singles, following ‘Are You Mine’, ‘Hot Shot’ and ‘Walking With A Killer’. The single will be released digitally on April 1 and will be available as a white label 7-inch from Deal’s website the same day.
Deal quit Pixies in June 2013. The band’s remaining members Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering issued a statement that read: “We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.”
The band later said it was ‘impossible’ to replace Deal. Drummer David Lovering said: “When we were in the lurch when Kim Deal left it was a tough decision. “Basically, no-one can replace Kim Deal. It would be impossible to do.”