Thursday, September 17, 2009


"You've been humming and I think it's forever / Praying for Pavement to get back together"
-The National
One of the most influential indie bands of all time, California's Pavement have confirmed after years of speculation and rumor that they are indeed GETTING BACK TOGETHER! The news broke on Sept 15 on Brooklyn Vegan that they were reuniting, however, most (including myself) were still a bit weary about it. However, it is happening, and its happening big! Exactly a year from now the band will be playing the Central Park Summerstage. Thus far it is the only confirmed date, however they are already in talks to play Coachella this year. Very exciting news.
The band, which released five albums between 1992 and 1999, broke up in 1999 and for the past decade each band that has emerged in the indie / lo-fi scene has cited Pavement as a major influence. It may have taken them 10 full years to do this, however, the wait maybe worth it. For more info on the Pavement reunion check out their interview with Rolling Stone HERE.