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Pavement News

Matador Records marking 21st birthday with Pavement and Guided By Voices reformation

Acts to help record label celebrate birthday in Las Vegas

  • Jun 30, 2010

Pavement expand North American tour schedule

Group add extra shows to their reunion jaunt

  • Jun 16, 2010

Pavement set for special one-off show with original drummer Gary Young

The reformed group will play their first ever hometown gig in Stockton on June 24

  • Jun 11, 2010

Pavement kick off London residency at O2 Academy Brixton

Band tell crowd of failed ecstasy experience at venue

  • May 11, 2010

Hear Pavement talk about reunion tour as London residency kicks off

Band will be on NME Radio tomorrow (May 11) as they start

  • May 10, 2010

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Pavement Music Videos

Spit On A Stranger Play Video

Spit On A Stranger

Pavement - Spit On A Stranger. Watch the official Spit On A Stranger video by Pavement in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Stereo Play Video

Stereo

Pavement - Stereo. Watch the official Stereo video by Pavement in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Shady Lane Play Video

Shady Lane

Pavement - Shady Lane. Watch the official Shady Lane video by Pavement in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Rattled By The Rush Play Video

Rattled By The Rush

Pavement - Rattled By The Rush. Watch the official Rattled By The Rush video by Pavement in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Range Life Play Video

Range Life

Pavement - Range Life. Watch the official Range Life video by Pavement in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Pavement Reviews

Album Review: Pavement - 'Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement' (Domino)

Album Review: Pavement - 'Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement' (Domino)

A faultless retrospective of one of indie's greatest survivors

  • Mar 12, 2010

London Brixton Academy

Their last ever show; hold back the tears...

  • Nov 30, 1999

Terror Twilight

They have the truth for you every time, [a]Pavement[/a]....

  • May 3, 1999

London King's Cross Scala

Ultimately, there will be bigger [a]Pavement[/a] gigs this year, opportunities to better wallow in this remarkable group's lingering embrace with pop...

  • Apr 19, 1999

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Pavement Biography

Pavement was an American indie rock band that formed in Stockton, California in 1989. The group mainly consisted of Stephen Malkmus (vocals and guitar), Scott Kannberg (guitar and vocals), Mark Ibold (bass), Steve West (drums) and Bob Nastanovich (percussion and vocals). Initially conceived as a recording project, the band at first avoided press or live performances, while attracting considerable underground attention with their early releases. Gradually evolving into a more polished band, Pavement recorded five full length albums and nine EPs over the course of their decade-long career, though they disbanded with some acrimony in 1999 as the members moved on to other projects. In 2010, they undertook a well-received reunion tour.

Though only briefly brushing the mainstream with the single "Cut Your Hair" in 1994, Pavement was a successful indie rock band. Rather than signing with a major label as many of their 1980s forebears had done, they remained signed to independent labels throughout their career and have often been described as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the American underground in the '90s. Some prominent music critics, such as Robert Christgau and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, went so far as to call them the best band of the 1990s. In their career, they also achieved a significant cult following.

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