17 October 2009

Some time has passed since Pavement has been mentioned in any capacity, so it only seems fair that they occupy some space on here today. Spiral Stairs, a.k.a Scott Kannberg a.k.a Pavement co-founder a.k.a the other guitarist in Pavement, has a new album coming out. The new record is called The Real Feel, and it will be released by Matador on October 20, which is also Gary's birthday. (Writer's Note: If you want to show Gary some love, you can check out his blog, http://glassyeyeddesigns.blogspot.com/). The new Atlas Sound album also comes out on this day, but that will be mentioned more in-depth when the day arrives. 
This video is for the track "Stolen Pills". Pretty sure that it's about taking pills, and the various ups and downs of taking said pills. There is also a raccoon in the video, just like there is a raccoon on the cover of the album. 
The Real Feel
The album is currently streaming over at ThinkIndie.com
All information from this post comes from Stereogum and Matador.

Bonus awesomeness.
From the Matador Records YouTube page, Pavement performing "Grounded" live in Manchester. 

And while we're at it. Here's a Kurt Vile video for the song "Freak Train", off the album Childish Prodigy out now on Matador.

No sense in stopping now. Here' s Stephen Malkmus' video for "Gardenia", off of the Jicks' last album Real Emotional Trash.

This may come across as excessive, but in all seriousness Matador is truly the greatest record label in the history of man. The roster of bands that have come through this label is extraordinary. Notables include: Pavement, Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo, Belle & Sebastian, Mission of Burma, The Ponys, Times New Viking, Sonic Youth, Jay Reatard, Cat Power, Interpol, Spoon, Dead Meadow, and Fucked Up. They also are responsible for the distributing the latest from Kurt Vile, Girls, Blank Dogs, Nodzzz, The Big Pink, and Dum Dum Girls. They even released a Lou Reed live album last year.

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