Shady Lane

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Shady Lane EP/Single
EP by Pavement
Released May 20, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Indie rock
Length EP-22:19
Label Matador
Pavement chronology
Pacific Trim
(1997)Pacific Trim1997
Shady Lane
Terror Twilight
(1999)Terror Twilight1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
EP: AMG 2.5/5 stars[1]
Pt. 1: AMG 2/5 stars[2]
Pt. 2: AMG 4.5/5 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide A–[4]
Entertainment Weekly A–[5]

"Shady Lane" is a song by Pavement that appears on the band's album Brighten the Corners. It was also released as a two-part single and as an EP, which collects the B-sides from both the British singles. The single was accompanied by a promotional video directed by Spike Jonze.[6] "Shady Lane" would become a top 40 hit in the UK for the band.

Part 1 - Shady Lane/Slow Typed[edit]

The It is Domino Records No. RUG053.

Track listing

  1. Shady Lane
  2. Slowly Typed
  3. Cherry Area

Part 2 - Shady Lane/Wanna Mess You Around[edit]

Track listing

  1. Shady Lane
  2. Wanna Mess You Around
  3. No Tan Lines

7" - Shady Lane/Unseen Power of the Picket Fence[edit]

It is Domino Records No. RUG053. The B-side, "Unseen Power of the Picket Fence" was originally released on the No Alternative compilation in 1993.

Track listing

  1. Shady Lane
  2. Unseen Power of the Picket Fence


The EP was released May 20, 1997 on Matador Records (catalogue number 266).[1] It collects all the B-sides from the two "Shady Lane" UK singles. "Shady Lane (krossfader)" is a very similar version to the one on the album Brighten the Corners; the gap between the first chorus and second verse is shortened and the extended instrumental part towards the end (identified on the album as J vs. S) is omitted. The song "Slowly Typed" can also be found on Brighten the Corners, where it is named "Type Slowly". The version here is quite different, faster and more lo-fi with a country touch.

Track listing

  1. "Shady Lane (Krossfader)" – 2:34
  2. "Slowly Typed" – 2:52
  3. "Cherry Area" – 1:32
  4. "Wanna Mess You Around" – 1:26
  5. "No Tan Lines" – 3:01


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