Pavement announce The Secret History Vol. 1 – A new series of Pavement rarities

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YES! On Friday 7th August, Pavement will release The Secret History Vol. 1, the first of five compilations in a new series of Pavement rarities. The 30 tracks, 25 of which will be available on vinyl for the first time ever, include b-sides, unreleased session tracks, John Peel sessions, and a 1992 live concert from the Slanted and Enchanted era (1990-1992). The deluxe double LP contains essays by Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs, plus essays from Matador Records, Billions Corporation, and Drag City bosses, and a gorgeous gatefold designed by Rob Carmichael (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors).

Every proper Pavement album, from the out-of-nowhere debut Slanted and Enchanted to the summer-upper Terror Twilight, was accompanied by a flurry of slay tracks and stray slack—songs that got scattered on B-sides, EPs, compilations, radio sessions. But Pavement were too busy writing and recording great songs to worry about where to stash them, and they moved too fast to leave a tidy trail. So they left these songs off their albums. Some never got released at all. Until now.

Matador is finally releasing a series of these shadow albums. The first, naturally, is The Secret History, Vol. 1, collecting the songs that got away during the era of Slanted and Enchanted, which Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg and Gary Young recorded on the cheaper-than-cheap in January 1991.

Beirut shares video for ‘No No No’

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Our friend Beirut has shared the video for his latest single ‘No No No’. Directed by Brother Willis, the video finds the 6-piece band performing on an American Bandstand type set with unexpected twists playing on the song’s title. Watch the video below.

The song comes from Beirut’s forthcoming album ‘No No No’ out Friday 11 September.

SBTRKT and Client Liaison announced for Listen Out

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Yes!! SBTRKT is making a return to Australia with a DJ set at Listen Out Festival! Joining him on the line up are our good friends Client Liaison. Tickets are on sale now so get them quick here

Saturday 26 September – Catani Gardens, St Kilda, Melbourne (new venue)
Sunday 27 September – Ozone Reserve, Perth
Saturday 3 October – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 4 October – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

RATATAT share new video ‘Abrasive’

RATATAT have released a music video for their new single ‘Abrasive.’ Rich with the signature RATATAT guitar sound, ‘Abrasive’ is one of the densest song’s the duo has ever made. Sometimes reaching as many as 30-layered guitars, each playing a different part but all still in harmony with each other. The animated video, hand drawn by RATATAT’s own E.VAX, is equally as dense using over 4000 illustrations, some even taken from the bands recordings sessions for Magnifique their latest LP out Friday 17 July.

Watch the video below:

For Magnifique RATATAT returns to their core guitar-driven sound, which they spoke to Spin about in-depth recently. Have a read here.