Pavement’s Greatest Hits Quarantine The Past Gets A Tracklist

While the accuracy of Spiral Stairs’ prediction of the inevitable release of new Pavement remains to be seen, the inevitable repackaging of old Pavement is imminent. There’s the tour, which will include pretty much every music festival that can afford them, and there’s the Greatest Hits set, which per its advance billing “definitely digs deeper than the hits.” Not to say Quarantine The Past can’t function in part as a gateway gift for your newbie nephew — “Gold Soundz,” “Stereo,” “Summer Babe,” “Range Life” “Cut Your Hair,” and “Shady Lane” will help neophytes learn how to sing along during setbreak music at the local indie rock club no sweat — but Matador’s done a fine job touching the less brightened corners of the discog over these 23 tracks for those craving a deeper dig. Have a look:

01 “Gold Soundz” (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
02 “Frontwards” (WATERY, DOMESTIC EP)
03 “Mellow Jazz Docent” (PERFECT SOUND FOREVER EP)
04 “Stereo” (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
05 “In The Mouth A Desert” (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
06 “Two States” (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
07 “Cut Your Hair” (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
08 “Shady Lane” / “J Vs. S” (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
09 “Here” (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
10 “Unfair” (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
11 “Grounded” (WOWEE ZOWEE)
12 “Summer Babe (Winter Version)” (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
13 “Range Life” (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
14 “Date w/ IKEA” (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
15 “Debris Slide” (PERFECT SOUND FOREVER EP)
16 “Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse)” (WATERY, DOMESTIC EP)
17 “Spit On A Stranger” (TERROR TWILIGHT)
18 “Heaven Is a Truck” (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
19 “Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At :17″ (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
20 “Embassy Row” (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
21 “Box Elder” (SLAY TRACKS 1933-1969 EP)
22 “Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence” (NO ALTERNATIVE COMP)
23 “Fight This Generation” (WOWEE ZOWEE)

To refresh, the advance announcement came with a contest awarding the most accurate guess at the tracklist, and the most imaginative one. As for accuracy, the winning submission came from Flavio Seixlack of São Paolo, who hit 17 of the 23 inclusions; the more-subjective most-imaginative-tracklist award is yet to be named, but once it is, will be memorialized by being pressed into a “limited-edition double vinyl LP for Record Store Day (April 17).” That creative submission will be listed at Matador.

Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement is out 3/9. Pre-order and save 15%. And there’s this tour…
03/01 Auckland, New Zealand @ Town Hall
03/04 Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre
03/05 Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre
03/06 Meredith, Australia @ Supernatural Amphitheatre (Golden Plains Festival)
03/07 Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre
03/08 Perth, Australia @ Metro City
03/10 Brisbane, Australia @ Tivoli
03/12 Melbourne, Australia @ Palace Theatre
03/14 Melbourne, Australia @ Palace Theatre
04/07 Tokyo, Japan @ Studio Coast
04/08 Tokyo, Japan @ Studio Coast
04/10 Osaka, Japan @ Zepp Osaka
04/12 Nagoya, Japan @ Zepp Nagoya
04/18 Indio, CA (Coachella)
05/04 Dublin, Ireland @ Tripod
05/05 Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland
05/07 Paris, France @ Le Zénith
05/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
05/10 London, England @ Brixton Academy
05/11 London, England @ Brixton Academy
05/12 London, England @ Brixton Academy
05/13 London, England @ Brixton Academy
05/15 Minehead, England @ All Tomorrow’s Parties
05/18 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
05/19 Berlin, Germany @ Astra
05/20 Prague, Czech Republic @ Palac Akropolis
05/21 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
05/22 Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
05/24 Rome, Italy @ Atlantico Live
05/25 Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
05/27 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Festival
05/29-31 Quincy, Washington @ Sasquatch! Festival
06/25 Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theater (Just added! On sale Thurs. Thanks for the tip, Kyle.)
06/19 Toronto, Ontario @ Toronto Island Concert
07/01-04 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
09/21 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
09/22 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
09/23 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
09/24 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage

But if that’s not enough ways for you to underwrite Pavement’s retirement fund, they’re also re-releasing the band’s complete Matador catalog on vinyl. They are underused no more.

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