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Listen: Spiral Stairs - “Exiled Tonight” (Feat. The National’s Matt Berninger)

Doris & the Daggers Due Out March 27 via Nine Mile/Domino

Mar 14, 2017

Spiral Stairs is the long-term project of Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg. He's releasing a new album, Doris & the Daggers, on March 27 via Nine Mile/Domino. Now he has shared another song from the album, "Exiled Tonight." It features The National's Matt Berninger. More

Jan 20, 2017

Battle Hymns is a new protest compilation released today timed to President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi put it together.  More

Listen to Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Cover Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” Live

Recorded Last June at Quiet Music Festival of Portland

Feb 04, 2016

Last June at the fifth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks played a set that included covers and rarities. The set opened with a cover of Nirvana's "Come As You Are," from the iconic album NevermindMore

Nov 02, 2015

Real Estate's Martin Courtney released his debut solo album, Many Moons, last Friday via Domino. Today we have been treated to a cover of Pavement's "Major Leagues" that Courtney and his band have recorded for Sirius XMUMore

Aug 03, 2015

As we previously reported back in JunePavement are set to release The Secret History Vol. 1, a double LP B-sides and rarities collection, on August 11 via Matador. More

Pavement Announce B-sides and Rarities Collection, “The Secret History Vol. 1”

Double LP Includes Unreleased Tracks, Peel Sessions, B-sides, and Live Concerts on Vinyl for the First Time

Jun 17, 2015

Pavement are set to release The Secret History Vol. 1, a double LP B-sides and rarities collection due out August 11 on Matador. It's the first installment in a planned series of five vinyl compilations of Pavement rarities. This one collects tracks from the Slanted and Enchanted era. More

Watch: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Cover R.E.M.

"Radio Free Europe" Played in Atlanta

Oct 11, 2011

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks pay tribute to R.E.M. with a live cover of "Radio Free Europe." Check out the clip from the band's October 2 show at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. More

Feb 25, 2011

In the last couple of weeks, we've added a ton of classic interviews with both musicians and comedians to our archives. These are articles that ran in our print magazine, but are debuting on our website for the first time. This includes our  Joanna Newsom cover story from last year, as well as interviews with  Florence and the Machine Fred Armisen Charlotte Gainsbourg Pavement Local Natives, and others. More

Sep 24, 2010

Last night, Pavement hit Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with an extra member—guitarist Steve Gross who won an online contest to play with the band for the night. We have the videos.  More

Pavement Plays The Colbert Report

“I Like Them So Much More Now That They’ve Sold Out And Gone on The Report”

Sep 21, 2010

Last night, Pavement stopped by The Colbert Report. We have the video.  More

Sep 03, 2010

Forget Guitar Hero, here’s your chance to be an actual rock star…for a night anway. When Pavement hit the stage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, they’ll be sporting an additional member—you. We have the details. More

Virgin Mobile Fest Announces Line-up

Free Festival September 25th

Jul 20, 2010

Indie shmindie. Sometimes it’s hard to argue with cooperate sponsorship. Today, Virgin Mobile announced its free festival (September 25th at Merriweather Post Pavilion) and it is a dozy. The daylong genre-hopping festival will play host to buzz bands such as Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian, scene stalwarts LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. and legends such as Pavement and Joan Jett. We have the full lineup.  More

Matador Records’ 21st Birthday Party in Vegas to Feature Guided By Voices Original Lineup

Other “Attendees” Include Pavement, Sonic Youth, Bell & Sebastian, and Cat Power

Jun 30, 2010

In the grand tradition of 21-year-olds everywhere, Matador Records is heading to Las Vegas to celebrate their 21st birthday October 1-3rd.  We have the impressive birthday concert lineup.  More

Phoenix, Pavement, and Vampire Weekend All to Headline Hollywood Bowl This Summer

Openers Include: Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth, and Beach House

Apr 23, 2010

Didn't catch every band at Coachella you were hoping to see? Never fear! This summer, Hollywood Bowl is hosting several Under the Radar-friendly bands, including Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Pavement. We have the dates. More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Plus: Phoenix, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, and others

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

Pavement Announce Additional Dates

Tour begins tomorrow night in Sydney Australia

Mar 03, 2010

Hey, remember the Pavement mania from a few months ago? Time to revive that ol' feeling as the band is rolling out additional dates on their ever-expanding world tour. We have the dates. More

2010 Sasquatch! Festival Lineup Announced

Acts Include Pavement, Massive Attack, My Morning Jacket, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Band of Horses, and More

Feb 16, 2010

The 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup thankfully isn't a mystery anymore. The initial list of bands to play at Quincy, WA's bucolic Gorge can be peeped below. The event returns for its ninth year May 29-31 (Memorial Day Weekend) and the recently reunited Pavement, trip-hop progenitors Massive Attack, and reverb-y Southern rockers My Morning Jacket will headline. More

Pitchfork Music Festival Begins to Unveil 2010’s Artists

Modest Mouse, St. Vincent, and Pavement Among First Group to be Announced

Feb 05, 2010

The details of this year's Pitchfork Music Festival are beginning to materialize. The first handful of confirmed artists includes Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, and St. Vincent. More

Pavement to Headline Sasquatch! 2010 (May 29-31)

Buy Discount Tickets Now, Full Lineup Announced February 16th

Nov 08, 2009

Pavement is basically taking over the musical world in 2010. Currently, the first reunion gig that the indie rock mavens will play in America will be at the ninth Sasquatch! Festival, which will come to the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington May 29-31st (Memorial Day weekend). More

Pavement to Curate and Headline ATP In May

More Summer 2010 Shows to Be Announced

Oct 07, 2009

Last month, we reported about Pavement reuniting and the ensuing cascades of indie joy thereafter. Now we have more good news to relay to you. The indie rock group of the '90s will curate and headline one of next year's All Tomorrow's Parties weekends in Minehead, England, from May 14th through 16th. More

Pavement Adds More Dates to 2010 SummerStage Appearance

Rumors Still Run Wild About Coachella Slot, Worldwide Tour

Sep 18, 2009

Unless you've been living under a rock this week, you heard about THE indie rock band of the '90s reuniting. No need to pinch yourself, it's true. Pavement will make their triumphant return next year and teach those young whippersnappers a lesson in Indie 101. Well, everyone is naturally excited about the group's September 21, 2010 show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield but it sold out in about two minutes. More

Yes Virgina,There Is a Pavement World Tour

Ticket Presale For First Show Begins Tomorrow

Sep 17, 2009

As we reported yesterday, hell has frozen over, pigs have flown, and Pavement are reuniting. Now—to quell the final doubts of any existing doubters—presale tickets for Pavement’s first show in New York via Ticketmaster have been announced, along with word of a world tour in the works. More

Pavement Reunited…And it Feels so Good

The Band Will Play A Series Of Shows In New York City, Summer 2010

Sep 16, 2009

As reported by Brooklyn Vegan, Stephen Malkmus and the gang are officially reunited…well sort of. Pavement is coming back together to perform a series of dates next September at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage. More


Interviews

Pavement

Fables and Reconstructions

Apr 02, 2010

Tell someone under the age of 30 who loves indie rock that you saw Pavement live, and they'll likely react hysterically. More

A Decade of Indie: The Rise of the Outsiders

A Discussion with Geoff Barrow, Isaac Brock, Wayne Coyne, Bradford Cox, Black Francis, Scott Kannberg, Jason Lytle, Mac McCaughan, Colin Meloy, and Chris Walla

Nov 10, 2009

Though it's reputed to be the most widely spoken musical language in the world today, rock and roll was born on the margins. More


Reviews

The Secret History, Vol. 1

The Secret History, Vol. 1

Matador

Aug 11, 2015

The Secret History, Volume 1 is a pretty strange rerelease, even by Pavement standards. Comprising a string of outtakes from the indie icons' debut album, plus a couple of Peel sessions and a live set from 1992, it's a good chunk of classic Pavement fare. More

Sasquatch! Festival, The Gorge, George, WA

June 29th, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Thousands of North Westerners packed the normally barren fields of George, WA with bare-bones camping gear and their most exotic festival apparel to witness the epic line-up of Sasquatch! 2010. The list was stacked, and showed why the festival had already sold out by early spring with performances by Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and  Vampire Weekend among others. More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More