PAVEMENT – ” Slanted & Enchanted ” 30th Anniversary Reissue

Posted: April 20, 2022 in MUSIC

Pavement have announced another reissue, with their debut album “Slanted & Enchanted” set for a new 30th Anniversary edition. The new release is out August 12th via Matador Records and includes a cassette titled “Courting Shutdown Offers“. The tape is a replica of what the band first used to share proto–”Slanted & Enchanted” material with labels. Today, we celebrate 30 years of Pavement’s debut full-length, ‘Slanted & Enchanted,’ which was first released on this day in 1992. It remains a truly monumental album – one that defined/ruined a generation and a genre, depending on who you ask..

Also manufactred 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.

The band most recently augmented its final album with “Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal”, which arrived alongside an update of the 1999 “Spit on a Stranger” EP earlier this month. Pavement are embarking on a set of long-awaited reunion tour dates across North America and Europe, beginning with a stop at Primavera Sound in Barcelona early June.

The update of the 1992 debut comes with a tape of demos that the band used to shop the LP to labels

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