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Pixies add <b>bassist Paz Lenchantin permanently</b>

Pixies Frank Black, center, bassist Paz Lenchantin, right, at Alive Festival in Oeiras, outskirts of Lisbon, earlier this month. AFP/Getty Images

It’s official. Paz Lenchantin, who’s been playing bass for The Pixies since 2014, has been made a permanent member of the Boston-bred band. Guitarist Joey Santiago alerted fans on Facebook: “Paz Lenchantin is officially a Pixie!!!” Lenchantin, who previously played with Entrance, A Perfect Circle, and Zwan, joined Frank Black, Santiago, and drummer David Lovering after original Pixies bassist Kim Deal decided not to continue (and a subsequent interlude with bassist Kim Shattuck didn’t work out.) In September, The Pixies will release a new CD, “Head Carrier,” and the first single, “Um Chagga Lagga,” is online now. “I spent three years learning to understand what being a Pixie meant, and now, my heart, spirit, and love for their music is embedded in me and I feel like I have become a Pixie,” Lenchantin told RollingStone.com. “We had been more about the history of the Pixies, but now, we are about going forward.”