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Posted in Media, Music News, Video with tags , , , , on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by Tim Althaus


YES! My dreams have come true. What many would say is arguably the greatest band of the 90’s, Pavement, is getting back together for an official reunion. Numerous reports from Pitchfork & The Brooklyn Vegan have confirmed rumors that Pavement will be reuniting in 2010. According to what I’ve read, Pavement will be reuniting for Central Park SummerStage on September 21st, 2010. There is also talks of Pavement playing Coachella, ATP & maybe even a full length tour.

I can assure you I will be scrapping like hell to get some tickets to First Avenue in MPLS if these guys come through. I’ve been a huge Pavement fan for the last five or six years since I found out about them. Everything that these guys did was genius, and their music will always be timeless. Pavement is easily one of my favorite bands in Rock & Roll history.

Now it’s time for some Pavement Classics to celebrate:

Shady Lane

Spit On a Stranger

Cut Your Hair


Mind Inversion’s Sound Immersion 05/09 (Vol. 4)

Posted in Sound Immersion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, May 22, 2009 by Erik Burg

May Sound Immersion

The team here at Mind Inversion are back to offer you faithfuls another monthly mix tape. This month we’re going with a summer theme. Some of songs feature summer in the title, and others simply remind us of this time of year. Though it’s not yet 90 and humid here, the end of the spring semester just screams summer!  I just barely managed to stay sane throughout my first year, and many of the other contributors have also been working diligently towards their degrees. The picture is a nice reminder of Mind Inversion’s home here in the midwest, a place most of us will be at for at least part of the summer. So let’s all celebrate with this terrific mix, dedicated to the greatest time of the year. Enjoy the sun, enjoy the freedom, but most of all enjoy the music!

Missed the other Sound Immersions? Get them here: Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3

Sound Immersion 05/09 (Vol. 4): Summer

1. Beck – “Electric Music and The Summer People” (Ryan)
2. Black Milk – “Tronic Summer – Black Milk (Tim)
3. …And You Will Know Us By Our Trail of Dead – “Summer of ’91” (Dan)
4. Islands – “Jogging Gorgeous Summer” (Erik)
5. Frank Black – “Los Angeles” (Terry)
6. Erlend Oye – “Like Gold” (Dan)
7. Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here” (Terry)
8. Pavement – “Summer Babe” (Tim)
9. Now, Now Every Children – “Sleep Through Summer” (Ryan)
10. Jens Lekman – “A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill” (Erik)
11. Refused – “Summerholidays Vs. Punkroutine” (Ryan)

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Sonic Youth unveil tracklist for 16th album… a while ago

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, February 23, 2009 by Ryan Buege


.. How did I forget to post this on the site? This is only the one band that finds its way into my ears each and every day. Nevermind, the album won’t be here til this summer anyway..

The Eternal is the first music Sonic Youth has recorded since their 2006 album, Rather Ripped. We can expect this to be in our hands on June 9, 2009, and it is the first release the Sonic Youth is making through the thriving and decidely independent Matador Records after their long tenure at Geffen. Produced by John Agnello and the band, The Eternal was recorded through November and December of last year at the band’s Echo Canyon West studio in Hoboken, NJ. Additionally, this album will feature the SY recording debut of former Pavement bassist Mark Ibold.

The press sheet says its their most inspired effort in a long time, and since Rather Ripped ranks near the top of the catalog for me anyway, I’m not complaining. The tracklist is:

Sonic Youth, The Eternal1. Sacred Trickster
2. Anti-Orgasm
3. Leaky Lifeboat (For Gregory Corso)
4. Antenna
5. What We Know
6. Calming the Snake
7. Poison Arrow
8. Malibu Gas Station
9. Thunderclap for Bobby Pyn
10. No Way
11. Walkin’ Blue
12. Massage the History

Sonic Youth will be touring throughout the summer in support of the new album, and I urge them to book a Minneapolis show.

Stephen Malkmus Interview with Pitchfork

Posted in News with tags , , , on Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Tim Althaus

sm The genius behind the highly influential band Pavement Stephen Malkmus sat down with an interview with Pitchfork Media recently. I can’t tell you how much I absolutely love this man’s music. He is my favorite musician in the Rock world, and this guy is one of the most genius human beings I have ever had a pleasure of listening to. I constantly say that I don’t listen to rock music a great deal; I will always listen to Pavement. Pavement is long and gone though, and now Malkmus is with a new group called the Jicks. They put out and album last year entitled Real Emotional Trash. I thought the album was great and the dynamic is definitely there, not to mention Malkmus’ guitar is the best it’s ever been. Being a huge Pavement fan, I don’t know if anything he does can compare to the Slanted & Enchanted days. Pavement is a stamp in 90’s rock history. It’s shocking to think that 2009 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pavement’s existence.

In the interview Malkmus did with Pitchfork and to be honest there is a lot of talk about Pavement in the interview. Many of the questions that are asked during the interview pertain to how he approaches music now, as compared to the Pavement days. This is a great fucking article and a lengthy read if you love Malkmus or Pavement. There’s a great deal about the album Brighten the Corners because it was Pavement’s fourth album, the Jicks’ new album was also their fourth. It’s great to hear Malkmus talking about Pavement again, and it’s great to hear some insight from one of the greatest voices of the present.

You can read the original article here.

Pavement: Minneapolis 6/11/92

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , on Friday, December 19, 2008 by Erik Burg

The fine people over at an Aquarium Drunkard have dug up a magnificent collection of live Pavement collection from back in their prime circa 1992. The 30 track set features plenty of highlights for any Pavement fan out there, I’m not huge on them but I know my man Alteezimo will be digging this for sure.

Considered one of the greatest bands of all time, Pavement have been all over the map lately with re-releases and rare material surfacing.

Considered one of the greatest bands of all time, Pavement have been all over the map lately with re-releases and rare material surfacing.

Hop on over to the original article and grab some mp3s and read up a little more on the concert.