Great piece on Stephen Malkmus in Pitchfork today. He talks Pavement, The Jicks, songwriting, sequencing, b-sides, reissuing, Europe v. America, and a whole lot more.
Pavement is one of the most important bands in my musical upbringing. I've often defended calling them the best band ever, usually unsuccessfully but always passionately. They did as much or more to invent and refine and further what's now called indie rock than anyone else on the planet.
And the cool thing is, even though Pavement's been gone for about 10 years now, Malkmus, with The Jicks, has moved on to continue making amazing music, still furthering the cause of indie rock.
Check it out: