Well, isn’t this just a unicorn wrapped in the Easter bunny and rolled in a Yeti!
A breathless report from Pitchfork today (via a BrooklynVegan post last night) claims that the heretofore-impossible is finally happening: indie-rock godheads Pavement are reuniting for a benefit show at Central Park SummerStage on September 21, 2010 — nearly 11 years after their final live appearance at London’s Brixton Academy on November 20, 1999.
Both articles cite “reliable sources”; we were justifiably skeptical at first, but now we’ve got confirmation (if not many details) from a very reliable source as well. As more information comes, we’ll keep you posted here (cuz we’re your fact-checkin’ cuz).
Even as recently as 2008, Malkmus himself told EW, “Something small in 10 years like the Zeppelin thing sounds good to me.” Apparently, his timetable has accelerated.
Now, the question is: Is the idea of seeing Stephen Malkmus and co. together again completely Wowing your Zowee, or are you underwhelmed? Me, I’m tentatively letting it Brighten the Corners of my Wednesday morning, but reserving judgment for the real thing, if and when it comes…
In the meantime, watch the band play extras in the movie adaptation of the sequel to their lives (and with that, no more fan-ball refs, we swear), below:
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