You’ve probably heard that Pavement reunited this year. You’ve probably heard it every day for months. With the indie blog world having exploded since the group’s 1999 breakup, the quartet’s stock has risen higher than it ever did in the band’s heyday. Universally good-to-mediocre reviews meet their notoriously lackadaisical live shows, the common theme being, “Yeah, they’re still pretty terrible live, but after ten years apart fans find it endearing. Plus everyone’s singing along too loudly to really notice.”
Palm Beach youngsters Surfer Blood follow closely in Pavement’s footsteps. Pitchfork described their sound as “guitar-heavy indie rock that’s probably influenced by Pavement, likely about girls, and almost certainly made by people who at first blush sound more fun to get a beer with than, say, Dirty Projectors.” So them covering Pavement for Halfway House just makes sense. Download the band’s version of “Box Elders” below, then head here to snag the full set.
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