Formed in Stockton, California in 1989, Pavement was one of the most influential indie bands to emerge during the early 90s. With a laid-back, un-polished sound and disjointed, distorted, yet melodic indie songs, led by Stephen Malkmus’ lazy, almost-spoken word vocals, the band is now recognised as a leading force in the lo-fi movement that was so popular in the early 90s. Malkmus has forged a successful solo career since the band split up in 1999. The band reunited to play a short tour in 2010.
Followers: Weezer, Grandaddy, Ben Kweller, Blur
Influenced By: R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Pixies, The Fall, The Swell Maps...