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Pavement add Brooklyn show

By Robby on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Hey, did you hear?
Pavement are coming to Brooklyn this year… get your tickets Friday.

Sat            5/30            George WA            Sasquatch Festival
Sat            6/19            Toronto ON            Olympic Island
Fri            6/25            Berkeley CA            Greek Theatre
Sun            7/18            Chicago IL            Pitchfork Music Festival
Fri            9/3            Portland OR            Edgefield Amphitheater
Sun            9/5            Seattle WA            The Paramount Theatre
Tue            9/7            Vancouver BC            Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Thu            9/9            Denver CO            First Bank Center
Sat            9/11            Kansas City MO            Uptown Theater
Sun            9/12            St. Paul MN            Wilkins Auditorium
Fri            9/17            Philadelphia PA            Mann Center
Sat            9/18            Boston MA            Agganis Arena
Sun            9/19            Brooklyn, NY            Williamsburg Waterfront

Tue            9/21            New York NY            Central Park
Wed            9/22            New York NY            Central Park
Thu            9/23            New York NY            Central Park
Fri            9/24            New York NY            Central Park
Sun            9/26            Atlanta GA            The Tabernacle
Wed            9/30            Los Angeles CA            Hollywood Bowl            Sonic Youth, No Age

Doing Fine In The 209 : Pavement Prove Local Pundit Wrong, Hometown Show Scheduled For June 24

By Gerard on Monday, May 10th, 2010

(Stockton vets The Authorities react to news that all their friends think they’re getting in free to see them play with Pavement on 6/24)

Days after baseball etiquette expert Dallas Braden warned Alex Rodriguez, “we don’t do much talking in the 209″, the former Stockton, CA Little Leaguer made history Sunday by becoming just the 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game.

Amazingly, this was the 2nd biggest Stockton-related story to hit the newswires yesterday, as Pavement have confirmed they’ll be playing the venerable Bob Hope Theatre on June 24.  Said announcement is a blatant nose-thumbing to San’s Ian Hill, who’d previously promised his readers, “the most influential indie band to emerge from Stockton, won’t be stopping here on its reunion tour.” Hill, apparently the Cindy Adams of the Central Valley, admits his error in a subsequent post, but attempts to focus on whether or not the June 24 show is likely to turn a profit (“we’ll probably never know how Another Planet and Pavement set up the June 24 concert. The financial details of the show most likely never will be disclosed, as information about performance fees is typically kept secret in the concert industry.”)

Indeed, it’s a highly secretive business, and perhaps someday another savvy journalist (Albert Goldman? Fredric Dannen? Rob Jovanovic?) will get to the bottom of how Pavement could manage to play a 2000 capacity venue and still cover their vast production costs (pyro, lasers, mothership, etc.)

Thoroughbred Racing’s (Temporary) Loss Is The Rock World’s Gain

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

We don’t make a habit of linking to each piece of media coverage our bands receive because much of it is press-release-regurgitation-city. Every now and then however, there’s something special that we just have to share, and when the Des Moines Register headlines an article, “Prairie Meadows race worker goes back to his life as rock star”, it’s a sure bet (sorry) we’re talking about an all-too rare profile of Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich.

back from the gold soundz

By Spiral Stairs on Sunday, April 25th, 2010

first show in auckland

hello to all…

if you haven’t heard, pavement are back from the dead. we’ve been having a blast so far on the reunion tour. thanks so much for coming to see us! we started back in february in new zealand and australia. we played the cities of auckland, sydney, meredith, adelaide, perth, brissy, and melbs . thank you so much, all of us enjoyed your hospitality, generosity, and love. and being my future hemisphere, you did us proud! the great 3D’s opened for us in auckland and it was like stepping back in time. hearing ‘outer space’ again was a special thing. what a sound! and the melbourne legends, gersey opened for us in australia . they were just as good as they were back in the day, actually much better!

backstage in sydney

this guy came up and sang on conduit...

this is a pavlova! my favourite desert in the world...

after the tour ended, the fun was just to begin since i was married in melbourne on march 20. so many of our family and friends stuck around and it was a very special day. if any of you have a chance, get married in melbourne, you’ll never forget it! we honeymooned in thailand for a week, and had some crazy food!

kravit seafood raft restuarant phuket, thailand

the tour resumed in tokyo with sm barely making the first show. he had problems with his visa and made it to the club 20 minutes before the show. i gotta say, after a 10 hour flight, he impressed us all. tokyo was crazy! the fans were amazing! all of us had a few days to see tokyo and had an awesome time. thanks to our friends there for showing us the sights. we then took the shinkansen to osaka. what an experience that was. speeding along at 200 mph is not very good on a weak stomach like mine. the crowd in osaka was very special as well. thanks so much for coming to see us! the next night in nagoya we played one of the smallest shows on the tour at club quattro , where pavement played long ago. 400 people rocked out and had a great time. all of the band and crew had a great time here! we ate too much fried chicken wings though! can’t wait to come back for summersonic in august!

tokyo light show...

tokyo rock city...


la nast at hanshin tigers baseball...

7th inning stretch at hanshin tigers game...

6 pm set time in osaka...

chicken wings in nagoya!

nagoya club quattro... smallest show on the tour...

after leaving japan, we arrived in la and chilled out for a couple days before our first US show in over 10 years. and we played it in of all places, the beautiful city of pomona! my grandparents live in corona, not far from pomona so i am very familiar with the place. a lot has changed that’s for sure. they still have in and out burger though which was a nice change after so much japanese food. the show was really fun, as we ran thorough 30 songs and two hours of pavement hits. the crowd reaction was much different than japan so it kind of confused us for awhile but after we hit our stride, we knew people were having fun.

pomona hipsters!

a few days later, coachella. yes, that coachella… home of pavement’s worst show ever! those days are in the past folks. the band was pretty nervous leading up to this but ended up playing what we thought was a pretty great show. we were up on the big big stage, but we seemed like a band playing in small club. hope all who saw it enjoyed! we know we did! see you at the hollywood bowl with sonic youth and no age in sept.

the big time...

speaking of september, we have announced some new shows in north america. seattle, portland, and vancouver! seems so far away!

we’re getting ready for our european shows now. and we’re looking forward to getting back to london, the site of pavement’s last ever show. hopefully no handcuffs this time! and can’t wait for the atp festival where we picked all 40 bands. seeing the clean again will be one of my highlights! but i can’t forget broken social scene and the authorities! so many great bands!

i also want to mention that i’m playing a spiral stairs show in london on may 12th after the pavement brixton show. it’s at the windmill pub in brixton, just down the street from the academy! we play at 12:30 am and it’s cheap to get in! see you there!

ok, that’s it for now. i’ll try to keep all of you updated as the tour progresses, but there’s also for setlists and news as well as for all other info.

also check out steve west’s tour blog and our monitor guru jeremy lemos chicago reader blog.


More Record Store Day events (Fucked Up, Cold Cave)

By Robby on Friday, April 16th, 2010

Hey guys, can’t hurt to remind you again that tomorrow is INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY, and if heaps of RSD-exclusive vinyl and that fulfilling feeling of buying great music from great retailers isn’t enough to get you out of the house, here are two more events members of the Matador-family are involved with:

article via Record Collector Magazine

Damian Abraham of Fucked Up @ Sonic Boom Records
512 Bloor Street St. West Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
416-532-0334 |

Fucked Up‘s Pink Eyes will be hosting an all day event at Toronto’s Sonic Boom Records that features in-store performances from Sloan, Adam Green, Meligrove Band, Metz, Buck 65, Valery Gore and more. Damian’s also hinted at a special guest appearance for those who show up before 3PM!


Hospital Productions
60 E. Third St. New York, NY, 10003

When he’s not performing in Cold Cave and as Prurient, Dominick Fernow spends his time overseeing the Hospital Productions record label and shop, which primarily focuses in noise and black metal music. For Record Store Day, the store will debut 13 new cassette releases on the label. In addition, the first 100 people to visit the store are invited to come to the store to record their very own noise cassette. The recording gear will be set up and supplied by the store and you can record your own
1 minute noise tape. The store will personalize your cover for you and you will be the only person to have a 
copy. You get to keep your recording free of charge.
100 people. 1 minute tapes. Limited to 1.


Don’t forget the Yo La Tengo in-store at Rhino Records in Claremont CA, Kurt Vile at Philly’s Beautiful World Syndicate and the special Pavement, Ted Leo and Fucked Up vinyl exclusives available only for Record Store Day TOMORROW!  We’ll see you out.

limited edition Record Store Day items to endlessly frustrate you and your friends and further enrich eBay

By Robby on Thursday, April 15th, 2010

What we mean is… we’ve got some limited edition vinyl items at many participating independent record shops for one day, and one day only — the third annual Record Store Day (henceforth, RSD ’10) this Saturday, April 17!

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists – The Oldest House b/w North Coast 7″
OLE-932 (lim. 2375)

Two brand new, never-released, rockers from TL/RX, not included on ‘The Brutalist Bricks’. Packaged in a classic dubplate style.

Fucked Up – Daytrotter 7″
OLE-931 (lim. 2000 standard edition, lim. 100/store edition)

The two songs from the ‘Couple Tracks’ comp plus a third song from the session (an equally screwed-with version of Crooked Head) – this comes in a regular sleeve PLUS 10 limited-edition sleeves each with a photo of, and named after, a different great US record store: CD Alley (Chapel Hill), Disc Exchange (Knoxville), Fingerprints (Long Beach), Generation (New York), Grimey’s (Nashville), Lunchbox (Charlotte), Speakertree (Lynchburg), Spiral Scratch (Buffalo), Waterloo (Austin), Wax Trax (Denver). Bear in mind, that each single might be found in any record store.

Pavement -  Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement RSD ’10 VERSION 2xLP
OLE-933 (lim. 2000)

An alternative version of our double-disc Pavement best-of collection, ‘Quarantine The Past’… with a completely different track listing (chosen by contest), cover art fucked with by Stephen Malkmus.

Keep in mind, all these records are available for one day only, so get in line early and pick up some other great records while you’re at it!!!

New Pavement tickets

By Patrick on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Special secret show:

Pavement, Pomona CA Show On Sale (And Selling Fast)

By Gerard on Monday, March 29th, 2010
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(“Silence Kit”, Perth, Australia, March 12, 2010)

I’m sure there’s a great explanation for how we neglected to mention this earlier — perhaps the controversy over the “Marmaduke” trailer left me incapable of fulfilling normal business duties (trust me, that’s not the worst excuse I’ve used) — but Pavement are playing Pomona, CA’s lovely Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 15.  Tickets are available here.

Also, if you’re the sort of person who feels the need to comment with something along the lines of “why aren’t Pavement playing _____?” rest assured, more dates are being confirmed and NO AMOUNT OF BEGGING & PLEADING WILL COMPEL THE BAND TO VISIT YOUR TWO-BIT “CITY” and we’ll reveal ‘em when we’re asked to do so.

Pavement low price vinyl reissues are here!

By Patrick on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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You guys say we never listen to you… well we listened. All 5 Pavement LPs plus Watery, Domestic are now available as special low-price vinyl reissues. (Premium-price audiophile versions of the first three LPs also remain in print.)

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List prices are 11.98 for the single LPs, 9.98 for the Watery, Domestic 12″ EP, and 15.98 for the Wowee Zowee double. All LPs come with download coupons.






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Look for the new “L(ow) P(rice)” sticker on the LPs. There will be more in this series.

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Buy the Pavement L(ow) P(rice) Pavement Vinyl Reissues at your favorite local store, or directly from us:

Pavement on the Matador Store

SPECIAL BUNDLE DEAL FOR A LIMITED TIME: GET ALL 5 LPs PLUS WATERY EP FOR $50. HERE BUNDLE DEAL ENDED BUT WE FORGOT TO UPDATE THIS POST. So for all of you who missed it, here’s a second chance. We’re going to make the bundle available again for 3 more days only, starting Monday morning, April 12 and extending through midnight EDT on Wednesday, April 14. ACT NOW!

Pavement video catalogue featured on Pitchfork

By Gabe on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

They‘re showing all the clips you love. Except “Plantman” (and this one’s better).

Purchase Pavement’s incomparable Quarantine The Past: Greatest Hits 1989-1999 here.