Pacific Trim

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Pacific Trim
Pavement-Pacific Trim.jpg
EP by
ReleasedJanuary 23, 1996
GenreIndie rock
LabelMatador Records
Pavement chronology
Rattled by la Rush
Pacific Trim
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer GuideB+[2]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[3]
Stylus Magazinefavorable[4]

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. 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)


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Pacific Trim [EP] - Pavement". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). "Pavement". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishers. p. 242. ISBN 9780312245603.
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 624. ISBN 9780743201698.
  4. ^ McElligatt, Colin (2003-09-01). "Pavement - Pacific Trim". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2005-04-21. Retrieved 2017-11-04.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)