News featuring Pavement

The following news stories mention Pavement. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 3 hours ago.

’15 May 5 Tue

Tuesday 5th May

’15 Apr 29 Wed

Wednesday 29th April

  • Speedy Ortiz: stories from the vanguard of a college rock revival

    The Massachusetts band explains why they’re more into swimming and nu-metal than Pavement and proms

    Speedy Ortiz singer and guitarist Sadie Dupuis is wearing a black dress backstage at the Bowery Ballroom, a few hours before Speedy Ortiz’s sold-out New York show. She is wearing a convex gold necklace. “My bandmates told me I look like I’m dressed for prom right now,” she says. This dress also illustrates her idea of the Foil Deer, the title of the record the Massachusetts band released last week.

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’15 Apr 22 Wed

Wednesday 22nd April

  • Red Wedge: bringing Labour party politics to young music fans

    In the runup to the election, Rock’s Backpages turns to the March 1996 edition of Q magazine to resurrect an oral history of Red Wedge, the political initiative set up by the likes of Billy Bragg, Paul Weller and Tom Robinson 30 years ago

    Billy Bragg: I suppose the Wedge came about because we all kept meeting at benefit gigs for Nicaragua or whatever. The same faces kept showing up – like Jimmy Somerville, Paul Weller, Tom Robinson – and we all shared similar ideals. Those were the darkest days of the Thatcherite 80s, as well. There was a feeling that something had to be done.

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’15 Apr 20 Mon

Monday 20th April

  • Speedy Ortiz: Foil Deer

    They may party like it's 1995, but 2015 might just be the year of Speedy Ortiz.

    The year 1995 was a good one, maybe indie rock's best. It was a year that yielded some of the genre's most challenging work, exemplified by Pavement's wily Wowee Zowee, which felt like the product of a band freed from earlier expectations that indie was going to be the next grunge. And while 1993 is often cited as the date of college-rock's sexual revolution, 1995 ended up launching more revolutionary feminist-rock salvos, be it P.J.…

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’15 Apr 11 Sat

Saturday 11th April

  • Pavement Tease “Great News Coming Soon”

    Pavement’s Wowee Zowee came out 20 years ago today, but while we’re busy looking back, the band has begun teasing some “great news coming soon.” On a new Facebook page (which Matador Records tells us is legit) Spiral Stairs writes: hi pavement fans… spiral here. we’ve taken back our page after all these years… thanks […]

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’15 Apr 10 Fri

Friday 10th April

  • Wowee Zowee: Pavement’s Weirdest Album Turns 20

    The album's all over the place, but that’s what makes it perfect.

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  • Wowee Zowee Turns 20

    Stephen Malkmus has always hated the Pavement/Nirvana comparison, but Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was Pavement’s own twisted sort of Nevermind: the boldest, brightest, poppiest album of their career and the one that got them on the radio, if only briefly. Pavement were never anywhere near as popular as Nirvana, but they had followed a similar […]

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’15 Mar 31 Tue

Tuesday 31st March

  • Watch Ad-Rock Give Advice To Teenage Girls

    Rookie puts out a lot of great editorial and video content, but one of my personal favorites is their series “Ask A Grown Man” in which older male celebrities answer teen girls’ questions about relationships, both social and romantic. TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus, and Run The Jewels are among the […]

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’15 Mar 23 Mon

Monday 23rd March

  • Happyness: Weird Little Birthday

    UK Next Big Indie Thing loves Pavement, whispering, on US reissue of 2014 debut.

    You like Pavement? I like Pavement. They’re a damn good band. You know who really likes Pavement? The three dudes who make up the British slacker indie trio Happyness. They like Pavement so much that I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the threesome -- singer-guitarist Benji Compston, bassist Jonny Allan, and drummer Ash Cooper -- have been kept in a state of suspended animation since 1997, with Brighten the Corners playing on a nonstop…

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’15 Mar 16 Mon

Monday 16th March

  • The playlist: new bands – Beach Baby, Cash + David, Ellenberg and more

    A pick’n’mix of classic indie guitar sounds, two flavours of female-fronted electronica and life-affirming, wide-eyed psych pop

    Beach Baby, a four-piece from Dorset and Athens who met at Goldsmiths College in London, are managed by the team behind Jungle, but their debut single, Ladybird, out on 30 March on Chess Club, sounds totally different. It’s indie guitar pop, without wishing to damn it with faint praise. Somehow it manages to capture elements of the best of several genres/eras – post-punk, baggy, shoegaze and grunge – without sounding like a mess. They cite as influences the Cure, Joy Division, the Smiths, Pavement and Nirvana. Indeed, Ladybird – conceived as “an alternative love song tracing the subconscious workings of a relationship” – has some of the Cure’s early moody majesty, only combined with the dynamics of Nirvana and the stoned triumphalism of The Stone Roses. Could be big.

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