by Alan Sanders on March 17, 2011
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Pavement is the greatest band in the world. Inherent in their sound is a sort of nonchalant swagger that is rarely reproduced. Their albums function as both separate entities and as a complete discography while their tracks can more than stand alone. But for me, it’s Stephen Malkmus’s off-the-cuff lyrics that truly hit home. Ranging from the apologetic yearning of Gold Soundz-“And you’re the kind of girl I like / Because you’re empty and I’m empty / And you can never quarantine the past”-to the absurdity of Blue Hawaiian-“Aloha means goodbye, and also hello–it’s in how you inflect”-Malkmus crafts songs that both grow and mature with repeated listenings.
Yuck is also playing a show in Montreal on April 30th. Be there or be square.