Major Leagues (EP)

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Major Leagues EP
EP by Pavement
Released October 12, 1999
Recorded 1999, 1997
Genre Indie rock
Length 22:41
Label Matador Records
Producer Stephen Malkmus, Gary Young, Nigel Godrich, Miti Adhikari
Pavement chronology
Spit on a Stranger
Major Leagues EP
Carrot Rope Pt. 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10) link
Robert Christgau (neither) link

Major Leagues EP is Pavement's final EP, although two more singles were released afterwards. It features seven tracks in total:

  • A radio edit of the Terror Twilight version of "Major Leagues."
  • Two "Spiral Stairs" songs: "Your Time to Change," and "Stub Your Toe," which were recorded by Pavement's original drummer, Gary Young (lead singer Stephen Malkmus most likely did not attend these sessions due to his feud with Young).
  • A demo of "Major Leagues" recorded alone by Malkmus.
  • "Decouvert de Soleil," which features Stephen Malkmus switching back between English and French. The sound and instrumentation of the song is very similar to that of the "Major Leagues" demo, so it could be safe to assume that the singer recorded this track alone as well. (One CD version contains the information that both these songs were recorded "in vista st. clair by s.m.", which obviously is Malkmus).[1]
  • Covers of Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon" and The Fall's "The Classical" from a 1997 BBC session. The latter is introduced as "an old family favorite."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Major Leagues [edit]" – 3:01
  2. "Your Time to Change" – 3:10
  3. "Stub Your Toe" – 2:34
  4. "Major Leagues [demo version]" – 3:07
  5. "Decouvert de Soleil" – 2:07
  6. "The Killing Moon" – 5:15
  7. "The Classical" – 3:26