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Friday Jukebox: Father To A Sister Of Thought

To mark and celebrate the return of the excellent Beer and Pavement blog I thought it was particularly apt and obvious to choose a Pavement song. So I have, and Father To A Sister Of Thought is probably my favourite Pavement song, and as Pavement are one of my favourite bands, I guess it follows that Father To A Sister Of Thought is one of my favourite songs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lariat

A new song from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. More of the same here, no great departure, but no bad thing for it. SM & the Jicks have now been around, in one form or another, for longer than Pavement and while there have been subtle diversions at times in their sound you generally know what to expect from a new record. There’s something like a warm hug to be had from this familiarity. And SM still has a way with a lyric and a left-turning melody, better than anyone I think. However, everyone is far too photogenic in this video.

Lies and betrayals, fruit-covered nails, electricity (Pavement at Brixton, 10 May 2010)

Pavement on stageYesterday I covered Stockton’s finest pitcher. Today, it’s Stockton’s finest band, Pavement. Last night I saw the first of their four gigs at London’s Brixton Academy. I’d write a straight review, but that somehow doesn’t seem appropriate for a band that has offered such a skewed, distorted and fuzzy take on rock music. Plus, y’know, it’s just easier to spew out some sort of stream of conciousness. Readers, welcome to my brain on Pavement… Read the rest of this entry »