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Pavement to Release Rarities Compilation, ‘The Secret History Vol. 1’

Pavement have announced plans to release a new rarities compilation titled The Secret History Vol. 1, which drops on August 11 via Matador Records. As the first in a series of five Pavement comps, Vol. 1 will comprise of 30 tracks (B-sides, rarities, John Peel sessions, and a 1992 live show at Brixton Academy), all of which are from the 1990-1992 time period surrounding the band’s debut record (and SPIN‘s 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years top-tier finisher), Slanted and Enchanted.

The two-disc LP set — whose tracklist will look imminently familiar to those who purchased the group’s Luxe and Reduxe two-disc re-issue of Slanted over a decade ago — will also feature essays from founding band members Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg (a.k.a. Spiral Stairs), and executives from Matador, Billions Corporation, and Drag City. Check out the cover art (designed by Rob Carmichael) and full track list below:

Pavement to Release Rarities Compilation, 'The Secret History Vol. 1'

The Secret History, Vol. 1 track list:

1. “Sue Me Jack”
2. “So Stark (You’re a Skyscraper)”
3. “Summer Babe” (7″ Version)
4. “Mercy Snack: The Laundromat”
5. “Baptist Blacktick”
6. “My First Mine”
7. “Nothing Ever Happens”
8. “Here” (Alternate Mix)
9. “Greelander”
10. “Circa 1762” [Peel Session 1]
11. “Kentucky Cocktail” [Peel Session 1]
12. “Secret Knowledge of Backroads” [Peel Session 1]
13. “Here” [Peel Session 1]
14. “Rain Ammunition” [Peel Session 2]
15. “Drunks With Guns” [Peel Session 2]
16. “Ed Ames” [Peel Session 2]
17. “The List of Dorms” [Peel Session 2]
18. “Conduit for Sale” [Live Brixton 1992]
19. “Fame Throwa” [Live Brixton 1992]
20. “Home” [Live Brixton 1992]
21. “Perfume-V” [Live Brixton 1992]
22. “Summer Babe” [Live Brixton 1992]
23. “Frontwards” [Live Brixton 1992]
24. “Angel Carver Blues/Mellow Jazz Docent” [Live Brixton 1992]
25. “Two States” [Live Brixton 1992]
26. “No Life Singed Her” [Live Brixton 1992]
27. “So Stark” (You’re a Skyscraper) [Live Brixton 1992]
28. “Box Elder” [Live Brixton 1992]
29. “Baby Yeah” [Live Brixton 1992]
30. “In the Mouth a Desert” [Live Brixton 1992]