March 2, 2010

can you treat it like an oil well
when it's underground and out of sight

Pavement's first show in ten years!!!

* Pavement have played their first show in over a decade, taking to the stage at Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand tonight (March 1).

The band – who have been rehearsing around 40 songs for their forthcoming tour – played hits from across their career at the gig, with tracks including 'Stereo', 'Shady Lane', 'Fight This Generation' and opener 'In The Mouth A Desert', according to the Cause = Time blog.

Guitarist Spiral Stairs recently gave fans an insight into the band's rehearsal on his blog.

"We recently had two good weeks of practice in Portland [Oregon]," he explained. it was the first time some of us had been in the same room together for close to 10 years. I think we all were a little nervous. It started off pretty rough, except for our drummer who probably practised the most.

"But... by the time we had finished, most of the 40-plus songs we had rehearsed were sounding pretty good. We're really looking forward to the year ahead and seeing all the fans out there digging the music makes it all worthwhile."

Pavement will now head to Australia, Japan and the US before playing their first UK shows this May.

Pavement played:

'In The Mouth A Desert'
'Trigger Cut'
'Loretta's Scars'
'Shady Lane'
'Father To A Sister Of Thought'
'Rattled By The Rush'
'Summer Babe'
'Kennel District'
'Silence Kit'
'Range Life'
'Stop Breathing'
'No Life Singed Her/442'
'Fight This Generation'
'Date W/IKEA'
'Box Elder'
'Gold Soundz'
'The Hexx'
'Give It A Day'
'Cut Your Hair'
'Spit On A Stranger'

-- apparently, the hexx turned into here as malkmus who wasn't wearing his glasses, misread the set list....

* "I'm not sure if you can blame everything on the American way of life, but the United States are big. So, if you have a lot of people there, the percentage of stupid people is bound to be higher." -- Stephen Malkmus


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