Episode 097: Pavement w/ PJ Rudolph

In Episode 097 we deep-dive one of our favorite bands of all time: Pavement. To do so, we bring on one of our close friends & returning guest, PJ Rudolph (@axillapt3) to chat about the band’s lasting legacy, our favorite records, the fantastic solo work of Stephen Malkmus, and their connections to Phish. PJ joined us in Episode 074: Remembering David Berman, and we were stoked to have him back on the pod to talk about the larger world of the Pavement/Jicks/Silver Jews world, albeit under happier circumstances. 


Akin to Episode 017: Wilco w/ Josh Carver, Episode 033/034: U2 w/ Ryan Nichols, and Episode 065: Radiohead w/ Myke “Lawn Memo” Menio, we approach Pavement from their discography chronologically walking through their career, before concluding with a larger discussion around the prolific solo career of Stephen Malkmus.


Songs featured in this episode are:

Intros: “Frontwards,” “Grave Architecture”

“Summer Babe” Slanted & Enchanted (1992)

“Range Life” Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)

“Grounded” Wowee Zowee (1995)

“Shady Lane” Brighten The Corners (1997)

“Folk Jam” Terror Twilight (1999)

“Baltimore” Real Emotional Trash (2008)

“Cinnamon & Lesbians” Wig Out At Jagbags (2014)

“Kite” Sparkle Hard (2018)

“Shadowbanned” Traditional Techniques (2020)


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