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Kim Deal is a Pixie no more.  The influential indie rockers released a statement Friday saying that the bassist has "decided to leave" the group. 

There was no other explanation for Deal's departure, but her former bandmates say "her place will always be here for her."  They add that they are very proud to have worked with her on and off for the past 25 years.  .

The Pixies got together in 1986 and released four albums before breaking up in 1993.  They reunited back in 2004 for the first in a series of tours, but haven't been back on the road together since 2011. 

Deal has recently been spending most of her time with her other band the Breeders, who are currently on tour through August. 

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