Published Dec 17, 2008In a recent interview with Spin, indie rock luminary Stephen Malkmus blew minds by alluding to a possible Pavement reunion. The interview, which focuses on Malkmus's future plans with the Jicks, ends with the following quote: "Pavement were a really hardworking band through the '90s, so it wouldn't be surprising if we wanted to revisit that... the option's open. But the Jicks are so good that there's not a reason to go back right now." It's not much to go by but for Pavement fans, it's bigger than a huge economic bailout and a black liberal president put together.
Malkmus goes on to talk about the as-yet-untitled upcoming album from the Jicks that's currently being written, namedropping new songs like "Sentimental Lesbians" and "Astro Facial." Describing the new tunes, Malkmus says, "There are some catchy upbeat ones influenced by playing live. And then there are some [that use] time signature changes on classic rock forms - things that people wouldn't have bothered to do back then but you have to now because you don't want to sound like some retro band... There's one song that sounds like the Cribs, which are a band from England. And there's a waltz - there's always a waltz."
While Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks plan to spend most of 2009 working on the album, he isn't sure if it'll be ready for release until early 2010. Maybe by then he'll be ready for that Pavement reunion.
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks "Gardenia"