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Bob Nastanovich talks about Pavement’s future

By ; January 27, 2011 at 2:21 PM 

Everyone has a theory. When Pavement wrapped up their American tour, people claimed that the band had begun to hate each other, while others (including this guy) just saw the show as a case of Pavement being Pavement. But many used this set to claim that Pavement were done, once again. Well, Bob Nastanovich talked with Spin and a few of his answers could give hope to both future touring and future music.

When asked about the tour, here is what the horse-racing aficionado said:

I know for a fact that Mark [Ibold, bassist] absolutely loved it and Steve [West, drummer] had a fantastic time. I think Stephen [Malkmus, frontman] enjoyed it and Scott [“Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, guitarist] would always want to do it. Several of them, not just Malkmus have other projects and demands within music, so we’ll see what happens. We’re very close with our booking agent who was responsible for getting the ball rolling. I’m sure they’ll keep us informed if people are still interested in Pavement. I don’t know if we’d want to dedicate a whole year to it again, but I think it would be cool to assemble something at some point.

And what about new music? Well, Nastanovich also answered a question on that:

I can’t really say, as I don’t participate in that aspect of Pavement. But it’s sort of disappointing that it doesn’t seem like a realistic possibility that any new music would be made. At this point, Stephen does not write songs for Pavement anymore, or songs in the Pavement mindset. I think he considers that part of his juvenilia, which is his own prerogative. He’s left that era behind him and then decided in 2010 that he would put himself back in that mindset for seven or eight months. As far as I could tell, he seemed to enjoy it quite a bit. Maybe he’d be willing to do it again.

There is more to the interview here, but I think that gives some hope to Pavement fans that the door is not closed. And that bit of hope makes me, for one, happy and optimistic. Now let’s all write Malkmus a letter to get him writing, huh?

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