Pavement discography

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Pavement discography

Pavement in 1993
Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 7
EPs 9
Singles 11
Video albums 1
Music videos 14

The discography of Pavement, a Stockton, California-based indie rock group, consists of five studio albums, four double-length reissues, one compilation, ten extended plays, and five singles. This list does not include material performed by members or former members of Pavement that was recorded with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Silver Jews, Preston School of Industry, Free Kitten, The Crust Brothers, or any other associated solo or side projects.

Pavement was formed in 1989 by Stephen Malkmus (guitars, vocals) and Scott Kannberg (guitars), although Malkmus stated that at this stage they "weren't a real band."[1] Pavement's debut, the 1989 EP Slay Tracks (1933-1969), was recorded in a day with drummer and producer Gary Young[2] and released on Kannberg's self-owned label Treble Kicker.[3] The band subsequently released the EPs Demolition Plot J-7 and Perfect Sound Forever on Drag City, and in 1992 released their debut album, Slanted and Enchanted, on Matador Records. The band was joined by additional percussionist Bob Nastanovich, who assisted the increasingly erratic Young in keeping time,[4] and later by bassist Mark Ibold.[5] The 1992 EP Watery, Domestic was the band's first recording with their two new members, and the last with Young.[6] Young, known for his bizarre onstage behavior with the band, was replaced by Steve West in 1992.[7] After this, Nastanovich's role in the band expanded to also include his playing keyboards.[8]

Pavement's first three EPs were re-released together for the 1993 compilation Westing (By Musket and Sextant). The band's next studio album release, 1994's Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, featured the singles "Cut Your Hair" and "Gold Soundz" which nearly broke Pavement into the mainstream.[9] The 18-song follow-up to Crooked Rain, 1995's Wowee Zowee, was more experimental than its predecessor and was initially criticized as evidence that the "defiantly anti-corporate" band was "simply afraid to succeed;"[10] the album did not sell as well as Crooked Rain. The band's 1997 album Brighten the Corners "brought [the band] back" according to West,[11] although shortly after the 1999 release of Terror Twilight Malkmus broke the band up.[12] Since then Pavement's former members have worked on various side projects, and the band's first four albums have been reissued featuring previously unreleased songs, b-sides, and compilation tracks.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[13]
US Indie
[14]
CAN
[15]
FRA
[16]
GER
[17]
NLD
[18]
NOR
[19]
NZL
[20]
SWE
[21]
UK
[22]
1992 Slanted and Enchanted 72 144,000+[23]
1994 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  • Released: February 14, 1994
  • Label: Matador; Capitol; Big Cat; King; Domino; Flying Nun
  • Formats: 12", CD, CS
121 77 41 15 237,000+[23]
1995 Wowee Zowee
  • Released: April 11, 1995
  • Label: Matador; Matador/Atlantic; Matador/Capital; Big Cat; Pony Canyon; Domino
  • Formats: 12", CD, CS
117 65 39 60 75 25 18 118,000+[23]
1997 Brighten the Corners
  • Released: February 11, 1997
  • Label: Matador; Matador/Capitol; Domino;
    Pony Canyon; Fellaheen; Flying Nun
  • Formats: 12", CD, CS
70 64 38 50 56 27 142,000+[23]
1999 Terror Twilight
  • Released: June 8, 1999
  • Label: Matador; Domino; Pony Canyon; Fellaheen; Flying Nun
  • Formats: 12", CD
95 63 20 24 19 96,000+[23]
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Compilations and reissues[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[13]
US Indie
[14]
CAN
[15]
FRA
[16]
GER
[17]
NLD
[18]
NOR
[19]
NZL
[20]
SWE
[21]
UK
[22]
1993 Westing (By Musket and Sextant)
  • Released: March 30, 1992 (UK); 1993 (US)
  • Label: Big Cat; Drag City; King
  • Formats: 12", CD, CS
30 63,000+[23]
1994 Stuff up the Cracks
  • Released: 1994 (UK)
  • Label: Pseudo
  • Formats: CD
2002 Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: Matador
  • Formats: CD
152 5
2004 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Matador
  • Formats: CD
164 14
2006 Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition
  • Released: November 16, 2006
  • Label: Matador; Domino
  • Formats: CD
185 13 11,595+[24]
2008 Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition
  • Released: December 9, 2008 (CD) / June 23, 2009 (12")
  • Label: Matador
  • Formats: CD, 12"
2010 Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement
  • Released: March 8, 2010
  • Label: Matador
  • Formats: CD
170 23
"—" denotes albums that were released but did not chart. Blank entries denote unavailable sales figures.

Live albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[13]
US Indie
[14]
CAN
[15]
FRA
[16]
GER
[17]
NLD
[18]
NOR
[19]
NZL
[20]
SWE
[21]
UK
[22]
2008 Live Europaturnén MCMXCVII
  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Label: Matador (OLE 324)
  • Formats: 12"
2009 Live Europaturnén MCMXCVII (2)
  • Released: April 18, 2009
  • Label: Matador (5459)
  • Formats: 12"
"—" denotes albums that did not chart. Blank entries denote unavailable sales figures.

EPs[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions
US
Alt.

[25]
IRL
[26]
UK
[22]
[27]
1989 Slay Tracks (1933–1969)
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Treble Kicker
  • Formats: 7"
1990 Demolition Plot J-7
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Drag City
  • Formats: 7"
1991 Perfect Sound Forever
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Drag City
  • Formats: 10"
1992 Watery, Domestic
  • Released: November 1992
  • Label: Matador; Big Cat
  • Formats: 12", CD
25 58
1995 Rattled by la Rush
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Big Cat; Fellaheen
  • Formats: 7", 12", CD
1996 Pacific Trim
  • Released: January 23, 1996
  • Label: Matador; Big Cat
  • Formats: 7", 12", CD
91
1997 Shady Lane
  • Released: June 1997
  • Label: Matador; Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD
1999 Spit on a Stranger
  • Released: June 22, 1999
  • Label: Matador
  • Formats: 7", 12", CD
Major Leagues
  • Released: October 12, 1999
  • Label: Domino
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes EPs that were released but did not chart. Blank
entries denote EPs that were not released in the country listed.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Mod. Rock

[25]
IRL
[26]
UK
[22]
[27]
1991 "Summer Babe" Slanted and Enchanted
1992 "Trigger Cut"
1994 "Cut Your Hair" 10 52 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
"Haunt You Down"
"Gold Soundz" 94
1995 "Range Life" 79
"Dancing with the Elders/Chemical" split single with Medusa Cyclone
"Father to a Sister of Thought" 148 Wowee Zowee
"Rattled by the Rush" 91
1997 "Stereo" 48 Brighten the Corners
"Shady Lane" 40
1999 "Spit on a Stranger" Terror Twilight
"Carrot Rope" 27
"—" denotes singles that were released but did not chart.
Blank entries denote singles that were not released in the country listed.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1991 "Perfume-V" (live) Kim Gordon
1992 "Here" Thurston Moore
1994 "Cut Your Hair" Dan Koretzky and Rian Murphy
"Gold Soundz" S.D. Blen
"Range Life"
1995 "Father to a Sister of Thought" John Kelsey
"Rattled by the Rush" (version 1)
"Rattled by the Rush" (version 2) Tom Surgel
1996 "Painted Soldiers" Dan Koretzky and Rian Murphy
1997 "Stereo" John Kelsey
"Shady Lane" Spike Jonze
1999 "Carrot Rope" Lance Bangs
"Spit on a Stranger"
"Major Leagues"

Video[edit]

Year Video information
2006 Slow Century
  • Released: October 31, 2002
  • Label: Matador (OLE 388)
  • Director: Lance Bangs

Miscellaneous[edit]

Year Song Album Comments
1991 "Debris Slide"[28] Pomo For Po Folk Appears on Perfect Sound Forever and Westing (By Musket and Sextant).
1993 "Unseen Power of the Picket Fence"[29] No Alternative Appears on "Shady Lane 7"" and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins.
"Greenlander"[30] Born to Choose Appears on Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe.
1994 "No Life Singed Her", "Fillmore Jive"[28] Big Cat 5 "No Life Singed Her" appears on Slanted and Enchanted and "Fillmore Jive" appears on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.
"Haunt You Down", "Jam Kids" Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain vinyl bonus 7" "Haunt You Down" and "Jam Kids" appear on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins.
"Nail Clinic"[31] Hey Drag City! Appears on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins.
1995 "Here"[32] Amateur Appears on Slanted and Enchanted.
"It's a Hectic World"[33] Homage: Lots of Bands Doing Descendents' Songs Cover of a 1979 Descendents song. Appears on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition.
1996 "Painted Soldiers"[34] Brain Candy Appears on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition.
"No More Kings"[35] Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks Cover of a song from Schoolhouse Rock!. Appears on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition.
"Sensitive Euro Man"[36] I Shot Andy Warhol Appears on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition.
1997 "Type Slowly"[37] Tibetan Freedom Concert Appears on Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition.
"Texas Never Whispers"[38] What's Up Matador Appears on Watery, Domestic and Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe and Reduxe.
1999 "Robyn Turns 26"[39] At Home With the Groovebox
"Stereo", "Grounded" (Crooked Rain version)[40] Everything Is Nice: Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology "Stereo" appears on Brighten the Corners and "Grounded" (Crooked Rain version) appears on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins.
2000 "Watch Out!"[39] At Home With the Groovebox vinyl-only bonus track
"Passat Dream"[41] Coded Appears on Brighten the Corners.
2004 "Cut Your Hair"[42] Autodiscographie: Benjamin vs. Stuckrad-Barre Appears on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.
2006 "Black Out" (alternate version), "Extradition" (alternate vocal)[43] Wow Out! bonus 7" Distributed with pre-orders of Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition
2009 "...And Then" (7" version), "Agony Of The Stars," "Westie Can Drum (Elastica)," "Birds In The Majic Industry" (instrumental), "Stereo" (Steve Fisk remix), "Painted Soldiers" (live on KCRW), "What Goes On" (Velvet Underground cover, live on KCRW), "Kris Kraft" (live on KCRW)[44] Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition vinyl bonus tracks "Westie Can Drum (Elastica)" was released digitally as a bonus download with pre-orders of Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition in 2008. "Stereo" (Steve Fisk remix) and "Birds In The Majic Industry" (instrumental) appeared on the "Stereo" promo CD in 1997 as well as the "Shady Lane" Japanese EP in 1998. "...And Then" appeared on the B-side of the "Spit On A Stranger" 7" in 1999.

References[edit]

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