Announced: Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted Reissue

This month celebrates 30 years of Pavement’s debut full-length, Slanted & Enchanted, which was first released in 1992 via Matador Records. It remains a truly monumental album – one that defined/ruined a generation and a genre, depending on who you ask.

On August 12th, a limited-edition run of the original LP will be released on red/white/black splatter vinyl, as well as a lovingly detailed replica of the cassette Pavement used to shop Slanted & Enchanted to prospective record labels, titled Courting Shutdown Offers. This is an early version of the finished album with a different running order and a handful of alternate track titles. Pop it in a tape deck and experience S&E as it was first heard by the era’s taste-making industry types.

Pavement are Mark Ibold, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West. Among the most beloved acts to come out of the American underground in the 1990’s, the band released five era-defining albums – Slanted And Enchanted (1992), Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994), Wowee Zowee (1995), Brighten The Corners (1997) and Terror Twilight (1999) – before disbanding in 1999. Pavement’s 2010 reunion saw them play four sold out shows in Central Park and top the bills of festivals worldwide including Coachella, Primavera Sound, and Pitchfork.

Pre-save / pre-order Slanted & Enchanted (30th Anniversary Reissue) here.

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