It’s no secret to anyone that Pavement is my favorite band of all time. Growing up in the 90’s, I will always have a spot in my heart for some lo-fi garage rock and no one does it better than Pavement. They’ve announced a world tour that starts this year – which is awesome, and I hope they make lots of money. They are one of those bands that has had the industry’s respect for decades but even at the larger shows I saw them in there were still just a few hundred people.
Stephen Malkmus deserves a yacht – and I hope this year he gets one.
Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement comes out on March 9, 2010. This fully remastered 23-track compilation will be available on MID-PRICED double LP, CD and digital album formats. The tracks span the entirety of Pavement’s career from 1989 to 1999, from the scratchy and mysterious sounds of their early vinyl-only releases to the rich, multilayered warmth of their final recordings. Although the compilation does not include any unreleased material, it definitely digs deeper than the hits.
Pavement’s label, Matador, is holding a Guess The Track Listing Contest. The album contains 23 tracks, all previously released, and the first track is “Gold Soundz.” If you aren’t familiar with Pavement, here are a few of my favorite songs…