Pavement Share New Video for "Harness Your Hopes" Starring 'Yellowjackets' Star Sophie Thatcher

They've also announced a reissue of their 1999 EP 'Spit on a Stranger'

BY Kaelen BellPublished Mar 10, 2022

"Harness Your Hopes" is (or, was) nowhere near Pavement's most well-known song, but thanks to the oft-confusing, kinda scary dark magic of TikTok and Spotify, the late '90s B-side has become a minor viral hit. 

And, because the whims of TikTok teens now more or less control the music industry, Matador has decided to reissue 1999's Spit on a Stranger EP and release a new video for "Harness Your Hopes." 

The video — helmed by Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry — stars Yellojackets' Sophie Thatcher, who plays a conspiracy-addled Pavement superfan who finds herself being pulled into the band's classic music videos. 

The reissued edition of the Spit on a Stranger EP reissue is arriving April 8 as a 12-inch vinyl record. It's being released alongside the expanded Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal reissue.

Watch the "Harness Your Hopes" video below.

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