Asphalt Road

Sorry about the lack of posts.

Pavement. The ground that we walk on. A fitting name for a band that dominated the indie rock scene of the early 90’s and, shall I say “paved” the way for many indie bands today. They were a fiery ball of energy and feedback. Their creative, powerful sound, accompanied by frontman Steven Malkmus’ playfully witty lyrics, defined the lo-fi, noise pop genre. Here’s a couple of ditty’s from a band whose songs never seem to get old.

One of my favorite songs of all time.
download: Range Life

another great one from Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
download: Unfair

check out this live cut from the Palace in Hollywood circa 1994
download: Summer Babe

  • whooaaa!!! way to pull “paved” from “pavement” megna that was deep! is that Henry David Thoreau over there?

    Just The Tip

    January 9, 2008

  • also, if these guys are in fact called “pavement”, why the F are they sitting in the middle of a wheat field? isn’t that antithetical?

    Just The Tip

    January 9, 2008

  • Ha! Very antithetical. I think thats the point. by the way, those are big words for a layman such as myself.


    January 11, 2008

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