Coming on top of yesterday's conflict between good friends and my general despair at the direction of the American Presidential campaign, the news we received this afternoon put me in a pretty dark space. But then Nils Bernstein came to the rescue:
**OCT 26: PAVEMENT "CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN: L.A.'S DESERT ORIGINS"Advances? Who needs advances? I'd gladly shell out big money for this one. And to have it come out on my family's highest holiday -- Skylar's birthday and our wedding anniversary -- makes it seem like divine intervention. I can already feel the first ripples of the joy that will tear me in two.
Warm on the heels of the insanely successful "Slanted And Enchanted" re-release, we're reissuing PAVEMENT's second record as well. "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins" is out October 26 and features a whopping 39 (yes, 39) extra tracks, making it probably, objectively speaking, the best reissue of all time (name a better one and you get an autographed Interpol CD - I'm serious). 11 of these tracks are completely unreleased studio songs that have never even been bootlegged, and essentially amount to a great lost Pavement album. As a budget-priced double-CD, this is an early Xmas gift and then some. Again, NO ADVANCES, though I will have promos a few weeks before release and will do what I can to help you cover this.