You remember Pavement [m] [w], right? Back in the 90’s, Pavement was one of the biggest names in indie rock. Although I didn’t get particularly interested in them until after listening to some of frontman Stephen Malkmus’ later work, I was at least conscious that these guys were out there doing there thing and meeting with some success.
Well, the good news is that Pavement is back… in fact, they played their first show in about ten years back in early March, when this post *was* going to go up had I been on the ball and whatnot. At the moment, they continue to tour abroad, but their first US date – the Sasquatch festival on May 30 in Quincy, WA – is coming up rather soon. After that, they’ll be playing a few more festivals before starting a US tour in September. (details at Pollstar)
For those of us who missed out on the fun the first time around, this is a great chance to catch up on what you missed. Pavement fans in the audience are no doubt familiar with “Cut Your Hair.” But if you haven’t given them a listen before… if you’re a Pavement n00b, you might want to check this out. In fact, the song’s opening riff might even sound familiar if you’ve watched a bit of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption.” It’s not exactly the same, but it’s damned close…
If you managed to miss out on ’em back when they were making their mark on the music scene, now would be a great time to get to know Pavement and “Cut Your Hair” is a great place to start. Go check out “Cut Your Hair” over at Rawkblog and enjoy!