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Background information
Origin Stockton, California, United States
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Indie Rock
Years active 1989—present
Label(s) Domino Records
Matador Records
Big Cat Records
Drag City
Associated acts Sonic Youth
The Crust Brothers
Free Kitten
Gary Young's Hospital
Marble Valley
Spiral Stairs
Preston School of Industry
Silver Jews
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Mark Ibold
Stephen Malkmus
Bob Nastanovich
Scott Kannberg
Steve West
Former members
Gary Young
Jason Fawkes

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Pavement Overview


Pavement is an American alternative rock band. In their career they achieved a significant cult following and they were called the best band of the 90s by prominent music critics Robert Christgau and Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Though only briefly brushing the mainstream with the single "Cut Your Hair" in 1994, Pavement were one of the most successful and influential indie rock bands of their era. Rather than signing with a major label as many of their 1980s forebears had done, they remained signed to independent labels throughout their career.

Terror Twilight (1999) Spit On A Stranger (1999) Brighten The Corners (1997) Shady Lane (1997) Rattled by la Rush (1995) Wowee Zowee (1995) Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994) Slanted and Enchanted (1992) Watery, Domestic (1992)

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Pavement Won't Write New Material Again

January 28, 2011
Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich has ruled out the chances of the band recording new material again. The multi-instrumentalist told Spin magazine that singer Stephen Malkmus was not interested in writing any new songs.  Read more 

Pavement Unveil 'Quarantine The Past' Track-Listing

January 25, 2010
Domino Records have unveiled the full track-listing of the Pavement best of album 'Quarantine The Past'. Released on March 8th, the 23-track compilation spans their entire career from 1989 to 1999 from 'early vinyl-only releases to the rich, multi-layered warmth of their final recordings.'  Read more 

Pavement Announce Greatest Hits Compilation

January 5, 2010
Pavement have announced details of a Greatest Hits compilation. 'Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement' will be released on March 8 to coincide with the bands return to playing live across the world.  Read more 

Pavement, Big Boi, Gaslight Anthem To Play Oya festival 2010

December 16, 2009
Pavement are the first headliners to be announced for next year's Øya festival in Norway. The event will also feature performances from Outkast's Big Boi and The Gaslight Anthem.  Read more 

Pavement Announce New London Date, Full European Tour

December 1, 2009
Pavement have added a fourth date to their residency at London's Brixton Academy next May. The reformed US band will now play the venue on May 10, in addition to their previously announced dates, which run from May 11-13.  Read more 

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