Pacific Trim

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Pacific Trim
EP by Pavement
Released January 23, 1996
Genre Indie rock
Length 7:37
Label Matador Records
Pavement chronology
Rattled by la Rush
(1995)
Pacific Trim
(1996)
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Stylus Magazine favourable link

Pacific Trim is an EP released by indie rock group Pavement on January 23, 1996 (see 1996 in music). It was recorded on short notice to coincide with the band's Australian tour. The recording features only Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West — the session had actually been booked for a Silver Jews recording, but David Berman became unavailable at the last minute and the group couldn't afford to waste the studio time [1][2]. The CD release contained three tracks with a fourth song, "I Love Perth", included only on the vinyl edition, which references the city of Perth in Western Australia. Allmusic concludes that the EP "isn't much more than a throwaway, but it is an extremely enjoyable one".

Although the EP is out of print, all four songs are available on the two-CD set Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Give It a Day" – 2:37
  2. "Gangsters and Pranksters" – 1:29
  3. "Saganaw" – 3:31
  4. "I Love Perth" – 1:08 (vinyl version only)