Stephen Malkmus: ‘Pavement reunion would be interesting’

Singer too committed to new band to reform cult legends though

Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus has called the idea of a reunion of his former band “interesting”, but has denied it will occur in the near future.

The singer and guitarist, now playing with his band The Jicks, told NME.COM that the members haven’t completely ruled it out for the future.

“We’re on fine terms, we don’t have any plans to do that [reform] yet,” explained Malkmus. “We haven’t talked about sincerely doing that. I’m 1000 per-cent committed to the people I’m working with now. I would never cheat on them and go and do Pavement, it’s not on the cards.”

However, he didn’t rule out the reunion in the long-term, saying: “But who knows? Maybe it would be a good thing to do, maybe it’ll feel right one day. I don’t really ever think about it, except when I do interviews.

“It piques my interest to think that people might be into it or might really care, maybe it would be interesting to see how many Pavement fans there really are.”

Since the band split, rumours have routinely circulated that they are to get back together for the tenth anniversary of their split next year.

The band released five albums in the 90s, while Malkmus is set to release his fourth solo album, ‘Real Emotional Trash’, next month.

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