Just the thought of indie godfathers Pavement getting together for a reunion show makes music fanatics (including us) weak in the knees. Just a chance to hear songs from Slanted And Enchanted, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain or even Brighten The Corners live one more time would be (for many) a dream come true.
Although absolutely nothing is confirmed, the rumor mill started churning once mentions of a party celebrating Matador Records' 20th anniversary party next year started getting tossed around. Somehow this made its way to EW.com, who spoke with guitarist Scott Kannberg. He said: "Matador is having a 20th anniversary party soon, so maybe we'll try to do something for that. The only hurdle might be getting everyone to drop what they're doing, but I'm sure the excitement of playing again will make it OK."
Frontman Stephen Malkmus became just a bit of a Debbie Downer, saying that it isn't time yet. He added: "Something small in ten years like the [Led] Zeppelin thing [their London O2 Arena gig in December last year] sounds good to me. Obviously, the arena would be smaller than theirs, though."
So, nothing is confirmed, but on the other side, nothing has been completely shot down yet either. We'll stay on the "half glass full" side of the discussion for now, in hopes to see Pavement just one more time.
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