Thursday, 11 March 2010

Pavement on Kinky Afro

I presented the Kinky Afro program on Triple R again tonight. And my special guests were Bob Nastanovich and Mark Ibold from the newly reformed PAVEMENT. As is not immediately evident from the photo above I was FRICKING NERVOUS and excited to be interviewing them. I even got all indie-fanboy and not only got a photo but had them sign by Dancing With The Elders and Father To A Sister of Thought 7" singles. I will try to attach the interview soon, but for now here is the tracklist from the program:

Pocahaunted - save yourself (its nice)
Otouto - twelve ten
Modest Mouse - novocaine stain
Harlem - gay human bones
Guided By Voices - underwater explosions
Pavement - in the mouth a desert
** Pavement Interview with Bob Nastanovich and Mark Ibold **
Pavement - at&t
Pavement - date with ikea
Pavement - silent kit
Here We Go Magic - collector
MGMT - flash delirium
Holly Miranda - no one just is
Calexico with Iron and Wine - history of lovers
Smith Westerns - girl in love
Besnard Lakes - and this is what we call progress
Dum Dum Girls - heart of stone
Spoon - trouble come running
Neon Indian - sleep paralysist
Freelance Whales - generator 2nd floor
Bell Weather Department - hole in the sky
Joanna Newsom - soft as chalk
The Morning Benders - promises
Ruby Suns - cranberry
Sparklehorse - saturday
Sparklehorse - someday i will treat you good
Sparklehorse - hundreds of sparrows
Sparklehorse - gold day
Sparklehorse - sick of goodbyes
Sparklehorse + Danger Mouse - just war (with Gruff Rhys)
Sparklehorse - its a sad and beautiful world
Real Estate - Fake Blues
Surfer Blood - swim
Predrag Delibasich - serpent bites the young lion
Caribou - odessa
Tame Impala - 41 mosquitos (Canyons remix)

You'll notice that I played a bunch of tracks from SPARKLEHORSE. In case you were not aware Mark Linkous, the 47 year old singer-songwriter behind the name, died on March 6th. He committed suicide, and had been battling depression for many years. It's incredibly sad news. Robin Hilton pays tribute here on the All Songs Considered blog.

Here's just one of his beautiful songs:

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Pavement Radio Special - Tonight

UPDATE: the audio, now in the RRR archive, can be streamed here. Tracklist below:

Silent Kit (live version)
Box Elder
Summer Babe
Two States
Here (alternate mix)
Shoot The Singer
Range Life (demo version, with Gary Young)
Cut Your Hair
Dancing with The Elders / We Dance (alternate version)
Grounded (alternate version)
Serpentine Pad
Date w/ Ikea (BBC Peel Session version)
Starlings in Slipstream
Major Leagues
Spit on a Stranger (live from their final gig in 1999)

Tune into Triple R tonight, Thursday 4th March, from 7pm AEDT for a special one hour program celebrating the music of American indie pioneers PAVEMENT. The best band ever invented. Hugely influential, mythically slack, sadly defunct until right this very second.

This special Max Headroom will feature key tunes from their early EPs like Slay Tracks and Perfect Sound Forever... the breakthrough albums Slanted and Enchanted and Crooked Rain Crooked Rain... dipping into the fan favourite Wowee Zowee... and finally their critically acclaimed Brighten the Corners and the swan-song Terror Twilight. Plus a smattering of rarities, live cuts and essential non-album tracks from their 10 years together, 1989-1999. Somehow we'll fit it all into an hour radio show!

Rediscover the brilliance of Pavement on the night of their first Australian show in Sydney, and the beginning of their world tour. Pavement also play Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and best of all Golden Plains this coming weekend.

Max Headroom - PAVEMENT SPECIAL - hosted by Ryan Egan (that's me!)

Thursday 4th March 2010. 7pm Melbourne time (8am UT) on Triple R 102.7


The new, and first ever Pavement "best of" - Quarantine the Past - is released this week as well, full details and tracklisting here:

Tour details: and check out Spiral Stair's blog about the current reunion tour: