Ahead of a pair of shows in Spain, Pavement fans are disheartened to hear that the reunion probably won’t lead to new music.
Forming back in 1989, indie-rock outfit Pavement had a solid decade of success that left listeners continually pining after more tunes following their breakup in 1999. With five albums making their discography, the ’90s were chock full of killer tunes, but two decades later, we’re left waiting for new music.
Although the group reunited once in 2010, exhausting themselves in a staggering 75 shows, the group ceased to make a regular occurrences for nearly another decade, yet.
Last summer, fans were stoked to hear that the Californian rockers were reuniting once again, set to appear at Primavera Sound Barcelona and NOS Primavera Sound Porto this June. These shows ignited the hopes of long-time Pavement lovers that perhaps new music would result from the reunion.
Sadly, frontman Stephen Malkmus revealed during a conversation to NME that new music is not on the table. “We’re just doing the live shows,” Malkmus stated.
“I just think we should try and be like the 1990s – that’s the goal, and to be the best of my ability, tap into the vibe of what the band was. It’s pretty much just pure nostalgia in my mind, but I want to try and get that right.”
Considerign the band has not released new music for over twenty years, this news is undoubtedly devastating. It remains to be seen if the reunion will last, but hopes are high that one day we’ll get to see the brilliance of ‘Range Life’, ‘Cut Your Hair, and the classic song ‘Gold Soundz’.
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While their current reunion shows are only set to happen in Spain, fans hope that they’ll make their way back to Australia, considering they haven’t played here since their reunion tour in 2010.