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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 »

Few solo careers justify wholesale rebranding. Though it has become common for aging indie rockers to want a “clean slate” following the dissolution of their respective beloved bands, listeners can usually spot an old dog doing old tricks, and a fresh moniker alone is unlikely to persuade them to reconsider their already-established impressions. But unlike… More »

If you don’t know Stephen Malkmus by now, you will never never never know him. The former Pavement frontman’s signature sound was cemented somewhere around 1999’s contented, side-eyed sigh Terror Twilight — the fifth and final Pavement LP in name but Malkmus’ solo debut in spirit — or if you really wanna be a dick… More »

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Crooked Rain People Can Slam A Cock

The A.V. Club asks Daily Show correspondent Rob Corrdry to do the iPod Shuffle… Pavement, “Stereo” Oh wow, I’m awesome. Brighten The Corners? I would…
Scott Lapatine | July 26, 2006 - 10:24 am

New Stephen Malkmus – “METS To Infinity”

This previously unreleased cut is from the new annual comp for the 3rd Annual PDX Pop Now! Music Festival, a free, three-day event taking place…
Scott Lapatine | June 30, 2006 - 12:01 pm

Your Mother’s Slanted, Enchanted

In Stereogum’s neverending quest to tell you which indie rock song was in which network sitcom last night, we turn to Kris at PantryRaider. He…
Scott Lapatine | January 24, 2006 - 10:37 am

Korea Career

To celebrate the release of the deluxe edition of Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Domino Records is streaming one of the 21 previously unreleased tracks…
Stereogum | October 15, 2004 - 3:36 pm
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