Rockers Pixies have appointed Argentine/American musician Paz Lenchatin to replace bassist Kim Shattuck, who left less than six months after joining the band.

Shattuck joined the group in July (13) following the departure of Kim Deal, but she confirmed her exit last month (Nov13) stating she wanted to focus her attention on her original group The Muffs.

The band has now announced Lenchatin will replace Shattuck and will play with The Pixies on their U.S. tour as well as their European festival dates, including Primavera in Spain and Lollapalooza in South America, next year (14).

Drummer Dave Lovering tells NME.com, "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."