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Beck, Gorillaz, Nick Cave, Pavement and More Slated for Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival 2022

While 2021 festivals are coming fast and furious, festival fans have something to look forward to in 2022, thanks to Beck, Gorillaz, Nick Cave, The Strokes,…
Katherine Turman / May 25, 2021

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A Different 4/20 Playlist: 7 Albums Released on 4/20 That Aren’t About Pot

There are many things we could have celebrated on 4/20 instead of weed such as the 1912 San Francisco earthquake or Bush’s bankruptcy bill from…
Juan Gutierrez / April 20, 2020

Pavement’s Wowee Zowee Turns 25: Musicians Remember Alt Rock Classic

Looking back, Pavement's Wowee Zowee was not immediately praised as a crucial album in the band catalog when it was released 25 years ago. In…
Ron Hart / April 16, 2020

Pavement to Release 25th Anniversary Edition of Wowee Zowee

Pavement are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1995 album, Wowee Zowee, with the release of a special edition disc. The picture disc…
Emily Tan / April 9, 2020

Watch Stephen Malkmus Cover 2 Silver Jews Songs in Glasglow

Stephen Malkmus was a close collaborator and friend of David Berman. The two musicians took turns supporting one another in their songwriting efforts Pavement and the…
Rob Arcand / September 15, 2019

Death Cab for Cutie: Our 2005 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 2005 Issue of SPIN. Bruce Springsteen walks into a photo studio in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, looking…
Brian Raftery / August 25, 2019

Pavement Will Reunite for Two Primavera Sound Performances in 2020

Pavement are officially reuniting for two shows next year. The storied alt-rock act will perform at Primavera Sound's Barcelona and Porto dates in 2020, as Pitchfork…
Rob Arcand / June 1, 2019

Stephen Malkmus Concedes Another Pavement Reunion Is “Realistic”

Stephen Malkmus co-founded the hugely influential indie rock band Pavement with Scott Kannberg in 1989. They broke up a decade later and reunited for a…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / May 23, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

Check Out This Fascinating Document of Early Indie Rock Bands Covering Each Other

The Pixies covering the Jesus and Mary Chain. Yo La Tengo covering Beat Happening. Sonic Youth covering Mudhoney. Mudhoney covering Sonic Youth. If you are a…
Andy Cush / April 2, 2019

A Guide to Spiral Stairs’ Pavement Songs

Stephen Malkmus—writer of obliquely hilarious and affecting songs, player of slyly sophisticated guitar, possessor of a voice that can make castration…
Andy Cush / March 28, 2019

Silver Jews’ David Berman to Launch New Band in 2019, Says Bob Nastanovich

Pavement's Bob Nastanovich announced today on his podcast Three Songs that his former Silver Jews bandmate David Berman will release new music in 2019. The music…
Tosten Burks / December 12, 2018

Stephen Malkmus and Tim Heidecker in Conversation: Fleetwood Mac, Internet Trolls, and Hating Frank Zappa

Tim Heidecker is a Pavement fan. He started listening to them as a teenager in the early ‘90s, at around the time of…
Andy Cush / May 30, 2018

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Announce New Album Sparkle Hard, Release “Shiggy”

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks have announced their new album Sparkle Hard. It's due out May 18 on Matador. The group led by the renowned Pavement frontman…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 26, 2018

Classic Drag City Albums by Pavement, Silver Jews, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and More Now Streaming on Apple Music

Drag City have long been holdouts in the streaming wars. The Chicago indie took their time bringing releases to digital retailers like iTunes and Bandcamp,…
Rob Arcand / June 30, 2017
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