Pavement’s debut long-player hits its 30th anniversary in April. To celebrate its lasting appeal, here’s a version of the album re-created from live tapes cherry picked from over the years, from the Gary Young era to the Westie days, and even with a little solo Malkmus thrown in there for good measure.Beautifully rough around the edges, occasionally on the verge of falling apart completely, it’s an appropriately enchanting listen, with style for miles and miles.
With a Pavement reunion tour going all over the place in 2022, it’s a good time to revisit Lance Bangs’ excellent Slow Century doc. Originally released in 2002, it tracks the band from the scruffy early days as a “special new band” through their, er, slightly less scruffy time as indie rock darlings.
For all its visionary put-ons, Stephen Malkmus’ Traditional Techniques hums with sincerity. Aquarium Drunkard caught up with Malkmus on a typical quarantine day to discuss the new record, punks finding their various freak flags, and the status of the upcoming Pavement reunion.
Unlike others from their decade (the 90s), Pavement, especially in the early years, left off as many a gem as they included on their proper LP output. And as recently stated by Malkmus […]
I can count on one hand the number of contemporary ‘indie rock’ bands that 90 percent of my friends all agree upon. As Pavement most definitely fall in that circle, it’s […]
Thanks to the original taper for this. SBD recording: Slanted & Enchanted tour, ’92. Related: Pavement :: Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition Removed per request of: www.sonicarchives.com ———— + Download Pavement DRM free via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial […]
Psychologists have it all wrong. Myers-Briggs? For chumps. Rorschach tests? Child’s play. No, there really is one much simpler, more defining way to tell exactly what makes people tick. First, […]
Based on their previous release schedule, I would venture to guess that we can expect the next Matador deluxe Pavement reissue sometime within the next 12 – 18 months — up […]
“Time After Time Was My Least Favorite Song…” – The Unseen Power of the Picket Fence Over the past few months I’ve been working my way through some of the […]