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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." On a new Facebook page (which Matador Records tells us is legit) Spiral Stairs writes:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Wowee Zowee Turns 20

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2015 - 1:16 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 rejected his Pavement bandmates' pitch for another reunion. "It did not float. It was a failed attempt," he said. The band last reunited for a tour in 2010, but haven't… More »

By: 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 Art Is Hard decided to put together a tribute album, which they called Jam Kids, for Cassette Store Day that recreates the record track-by-track. It's hard to find a guitar-based… More »

By: 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 pay tribute to the entire year on their new 1994 EP, which includes covers of songs by Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Weezer, Sebadoh, and Dinosaur Jr. There's also a cutesy… More »

By: 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 this is a big one. Malkmus spoke with Marc Maron on WTF and you can stream it on Maron's website now. More »

By: 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 went see Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks play L.A.'s El Rey Theatre on Friday night got to see something of a mini-reunion, as Spiral Stairs rejoined his old Pavement bandmate… More »

By: 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 Jagbags, what his ideal fanbase is ("not fascists"), and whether or not his kids know that they have a cool dad. You can listen to the charming interview or read… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2014 - 12:21 pm

The Oral History Of Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2014 - 10:23 am

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 of Malkmus, Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme, and Jake Morris (who replaced drummer Janet Weiss after Minor Traffic), previewed some of the songs from the LP at a hometown show at… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 9, 2013 - 6:11 pm

No Alternative Turns 20

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 »

By: Michael Nelson / October 28, 2013 - 1:55 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 with a set of 27 covers. Below, check out the band's renditions of "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and "Cut Your Hair" by Pavement. In case you missed it, check… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 22, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Pavement Albums From Worst To Best

In a sense, Pavement was the ideal mixtape band: Their tracks rarely broke the five-minute barrier, and nearly every one could yield gnomic postulates for the title (or at least the subtitle). The first few records, too, looked like musical care packages, blanketed with indecipherable fragments, collaged scraps, and detourned photos. Of course, it took… More »

By: Brad Shoup / September 14, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden, Pavement Came Back “Only To Make Money”

The Billy Corgan/Soundgarden beef has been going on at least since that falling out at Lolla '94, and the Corgan/Pavement beef has had legs since the "Range Life" dig that same year. And man, nobody holds a grudge like BC. In an interview given prior to a show in the Philippines last week, Corgan took… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 16, 2012 - 12:43 pm

The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991's classic Loveless –- is imminent. The UK mag quotes Shields as saying the album will be released "sooner rather than later," perhaps even this year. For more than two decade… More »

By: Lauretta Charlton / June 26, 2012 - 11:54 am

See Stephen Malkmus In High School

That adorable face you see above belonged to one Stephen Malkmus, back when he was a junior in high school. It comes from a Santa Barbara high school newspaper profile of Malkmus, presumably the first of many, many Malkmus profiles to come. In this one, we learn that he enjoys playing both soccer and lacrosse,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Slanted And Enchanted Turns 20

Where were you in '92. The music world was fascinated by "alternative rock," which was culturally ascendent and extremely commercially viable: 120 Minutes held sway, Nirvana were a year into (and nearly drowned by) their sea change moment, and Lollapalooza was a thing that had just recently come into existence and would even come to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 20, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Listen To Pavement’s Second Show Ever

On 8/12/90, Pavement played their second show of all time at the Hoboken, New Jersey club Maxwell's. And through the magic of the internet, a tape recording of that show has now appeared on our computers. The 36-minute audio clip features early versions of songs like "Box Elder" and "Home," and you can listen to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2012 - 4:47 pm

Stephen Malkmus Needs Another Word For “Blowjob”

Steve Malkmus needs help writing an FCC-friendly "Senator." Your job's to figure out a replacement for "blowjob" in the oft-repeated: "I know what the senator wants -- what the senator wants is a blowjob.” If your entry's chosen, Malkmus will sing it for the radio-version of the single Matador's sending to radio stations at the… More »

By: brandon / July 15, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Fred Armisen’s Guide To Music And SXSW 1998

A few years back we hosted Fred Armisen's comedic five part video guide to SXSW 1998. Then we switched video platforms and the clips were swallowed by our system. Whoops! We've finally rescued them and promise not to delete them. This "guide" is generally viewed as Fred's official transition from being the drummer in Chicago… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 17, 2011 - 12:25 pm
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