It's another woman with a three-letter first name that's not spelled K-I-M. It's Paz Lenchantin, ex of A Perfect Circle and Zwan (remember them?) Here's what came in the email this morning:
Joining the Pixies as touring bassist for the North American, South American and European summer concerts will be Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, ZWAN, The Entrance Band). “We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates,” said Lovering. “Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we’re having a great time doing it.”
There's also a new video from EP-1. It's a cool animated thing.