Pavement – Brighten the Corners

Pavement are one of those cult bands that you just eventually come across one day, and it may be hard to pin down exactly how they appeared in your life. ย For me, I can’t at all remember who introduced me to them, or how I found their work. ย Despite the vessel that brought them into my life being clouded in mystery, I can still recall strongly how I felt upon hearingย Stereoย (Brighten the Corners‘ opening track) for that first time. ย I was already a big fan of Pixies, and a few other calling card bands in that alternative-guitar-rock style, yet Pavement backed up their raw and esoteric ditties with an amazing intelligence and wit that I hadn’t heard before. ย …   [continue reading]