Pavement Hint at ‘Great News Coming Soon’
The band's Facebook account says live performances "ruled out for '15 but not '16, beyond"
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Pavement’s disjointed classic Wowee Zowee, and curiously the band seems to be stirring from their post-reunion slumber. On a Facebook page hilariously called Pavement The Rock Band, guitarist Spiral Stairs posted that the band had reclaimed the page thanks to help from their label from Matador and promised that they had “great news coming soon.” Someone behind the page later commented on the post that live performances “are ruled out for ’15 but not ’16, beyond,” and what’s more: “deep cuts will feature.”
It’s not entirely clear just what the news will be, but based on what this page is saying it seems like there remains the possibility of future live dates from the indie rock legends. Since posting on Thursday night, multi-instrumentalist/hype man Bob Nastanovich has taken to posting a number of pieces of ephemera from the Pavement archives, and says he’s “conjuring up a contest to win some Pavement relics from the ’90s and 2010.” So regardless of what ends up coming of this whole thing, it seems worth heading over there to see what’s going on for yourself.