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Stephen Malkmus has always hated the Pavement/Nirvana comparison, but Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was Pavement’s own twisted sort of Nevermind: the boldest, brightest, poppiest album of their career and the one that got them on the radio, if only briefly. Pavement were never anywhere near as popular as Nirvana, but they had followed a similar… More »

Twenty years ago this Valentine’s Day, one of the all-time classic indie rock albums was released into the world. Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was a landmark for the band and its genre. Gorgeous yet unkempt, accessible yet insular, graceful yet slipshod, the album played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of Pavement and… More »

Every one of these Anniversary stories is celebrating a bygone moment, of course — that’s the nature of looking back on an album a decade or two after its release — but few if any subjects seem so firmly, inextricably lodged in the past as the 1993 compilation No Alternative, which turned 20 years old… More »

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Watch Real Estate’s Martin Courtney Cover Pavement’s “Major Leagues”

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney released his first solo album, Many Moons, at the end of last week, and he stopped by the SiriusXM studios…
James Rettig | November 2, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Watch Pavement Members Join Pavement Cover Band In Nashville

The Crooked Corners are a Pavement cover band from Nashville who claim to provide their fans with "the ultimate Pavement experience," and during their hometown…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 27, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Lollapalooza ’95 Had No Shortage Of Courtney Love Drama

Perry Farrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival-tour launched in the summer of 1991, and it returned every year till 1997, after which it went on hiatus for…
Michael Nelson | August 11, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Pavement Could Have Been As Big As Weezer, Say Stephen Malkmus And Spiral Stairs In Separate Interviews

Pavement's Slanted And Enchanted-era rarities comp The Secret History Vol. 1 is out next week, so the various band members are making the press rounds.
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Pavement Invited To Reunite On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The last we heard about a possible Pavement reunion was when Stephen Malkmus shot the idea down earlier this year. But maybe they will be…
Peter Helman | July 22, 2015 - 6:47 pm

Watch Wilco Cover Pavement In Solid Sound Doc Every Other Summer

Every Other Summer, a new documentary about Wilco's three-day Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, is now available to rent or…
Peter Helman | June 18, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Pavement Announce Rarities Comp The Secret History Vol 1

Pavement have just announced The Secret History Vol 1, a new rarities compilation to be released in August. The 30-track double LP will contain material…
Peter Helman | June 17, 2015 - 9:49 am

Bob Nastanovich Answers Questions About Thoroughbred Racing

At this point Bob Nastanovich is at least as well known as a race horsing enthusiast as a member of Pavement and Silver Jews. Nastanovich…
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Pavement Tease “Great News Coming Soon”

Pavement's Wowee Zowee came out 20 years ago today, but while we're busy looking back, the band has begun teasing some "great news coming soon."…
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Stephen Malkmus Rejects Pavement Bandmates’ Pitch For Another Reunion

In a new interview on the podcast Kreative Kontrol (via Pitchfork), the former Pavement and Silver Jews member Bob Nastanovich reveals that Stephen Malkmus recently…
James Rettig | February 18, 2015 - 8:29 pm

Stream Art Is Hard Records’ 20th Anniversary Tribute To Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

When Pavement's iconic album Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain turned 20 earlier this year, we put together an oral history of it to celebrate. British label…
James Rettig | September 24, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Ray & Remora – “Gold Soundz” Video (Feat. Stephen Malkmus, Kim Gordon, Jeff Goldblum)

We at Stereogum are apparently not the only people obsessed with celebrating shit from 1994 on its 20th anniversary; the synthpop duo Ray & Remora…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Listen To Stephen Malkmus On Marc Maron’s WTF

Stephen Malkmus has been popping up in some pretty fascinating places lately. Recently he's spoken to Bret Easton Ellis and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, but…
Miles Bowe | May 1, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Watch Spiral Stairs Join Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks On “Stereo” In L.A.

The Pavement reunion tour has been over and done for years, and there's no indication that we'll get another one anytime soon. But people who…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 11:57 am

Listen To Stephen Malkmus On The Dinner Party Download

The ever-humble Stephen Malkmus was the guest of honor on the Dinner Party Download podcast and he talked Album Of The Week Wig Out At
James Rettig | February 24, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Preview Wig Out At Jagbags, Cover Led Zeppelin & Velvet Underground In Portland

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth album, the excellently titled Wig Out At Jagbags, is out in January via Matador Records. The band, which consists…
Scott Lapatine | November 9, 2013 - 6:11 pm

Watch Wilco Cover “Get Lucky”

This year's installment of Solid Sound Festival -- Wilco's recurring summer music festival in Massachusetts -- began last night. For the first night, Wilco headlined…
Liz Pelly | June 22, 2013 - 3:26 pm
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