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 done much together since. The last Pavement-related performance Malkmus was involved in was when Scott Kannberg joined him on stage last year to play “Stereo.”

Nastanovich also talked about the possible Silver Jews reunion, which was hinted at after a Facebook photo surfaced of them practicing in January. He says that David Berman has been working on a number of songs, but that a reunion isn’t certain. “He can be on the cusp of something really big and really brilliant and just scrap it. The reason can be anything, and he’s always ready to defend his position.” Apparently, Berman’s new songs have been inspired by sculptures he’s been making out of “toys and brightly colored objects” that he finds at thrift and dollar stores.

You can listen to the full podcast here.

[Photo by Gail Butensky.]