Slanted and Enchanted

Her visits to music festivals, craft fairs, and smaller collectives around the country round out the story, providing a compelling portayal of indie life on the ground.

Slanted and Enchanted

Author: Kaya Oakes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429935722

Page: 256

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A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon You know the look: skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, perfectly mussed bed-head hair; You know the music: Modest Mouse, the Shins, Pavement. You know the ethos: DIY with a big helping of irony. But what does it really mean to be "indie"? As popular television shows adopt indie soundtracks and the signature style bleeds into mainstream fashion, the quirky individuality of the movement seems to be losing ground. In Slanted and Enchanted, Kaya Oakes demonstrates how this phase is part of the natural cycle of a culture that reinvents itself continuously to preserve its core ideals of experimentation, freedom, and collaboration. Through interviews and profiles of the artists who have spearheaded the cause over the years—including Mike Watt, David Berman, Kathleen Hanna, and Dan Clowes—Oakes examines the collective creativity and cross-genre experimentation that are the hallmarks of this popular lifestyle trend. Her visits to music festivals, craft fairs, and smaller collectives around the country round out the story, providing a compelling portayal of indie life on the ground. Culminating in the current indie milieu of music, crafting, style, art, comics, and zines, Oakes reveals from whence indie came and where it will go next.

Pavement s Wowee Zowee

Weaving personal history and reporting-including extensive new interviews with the band-Bryan Charles goes searching for the story behind the record and finds a piece of art as elusive, anarchic and transportive now as it was then.

Pavement s Wowee Zowee

Author: Bryan Charles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441103775

Page: 160

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Pavement wrapped up at Easley Recording in Memphis. They mixed the tracks and recorded overdubs in New York. They took a step back and assessed the material. It was a wild scene. They had fully fleshed-out songs and whispers and rumors of half-formed ones. They had songs that followed a hard-to-gauge internal logic. They had punk tunes and country tunes and sad tunes and funny ones. They had fuzzy pop and angular new wave. They had raunchy guitar solos and stoner blues. They had pristine jangle and pedal steel. The final track list ran to eighteen songs and filled three sides of vinyl. Released in 1995, on the heels of two instant classics, Wowee Zowee confounded Pavement's audience. Yet the record has grown in stature and many diehard fans now consider it Pavement's best. Weaving personal history and reporting-including extensive new interviews with the band-Bryan Charles goes searching for the story behind the record and finds a piece of art as elusive, anarchic and transportive now as it was then.

Pavement Albums

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Pavement Albums

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230603919

Page: 22

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 20. Chapters: Brighten the Corners, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins, Demolition Plot J-7, Live Europaturnen MCMXCVII, Live Europaturnen MCMXCVII (2), Major Leagues (EP), Pacific Trim, Perfect Sound Forever (EP), Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement, Shady Lane, Slanted and Enchanted, Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe, Slay Tracks (1933-1969), Terror Twilight, Watery, Domestic, Westing (By Musket and Sextant), Wowee Zowee. Excerpt: Slay Tracks (1933-1969) (also referred to as Slay Tracks) is the debut extended play by the American indie rock band Pavement. Pavement, then consisting of founding members Stephen Malkmus (guitar, vocals) and Scott Kannberg (guitar), recorded Slay Tracks with producer and future member Gary Young (drums) during a four hour session. The EP was released as a 7" vinyl record on the band's own record label Treble Kicker in 1989. The music in Slay Tracks is influenced by indie and punk rock bands, including Swell Maps and The Fall, and many of the lyrics are inspired by life in the band's hometown of Stockton, California. Although only 1000 copies of Slay Tracks were pressed, the EP became an underground hit. It was met with generally positive reviews from critics, though most of its initial reviews were from independently produced zines. The songs on Slay Tracks would later appear on the 1993 compilation Westing (By Musket & Sextant), reaching a wider audience than the EP's limited initial release. The release of Slay Tracks was significant to Pavement's signing to Drag City, and later to Matador Records. Pavement was formed in 1989 in Stockton, California by Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg. Malkmus and Kannberg had previously performed together in the band Bag O' Bones. Pavement had its start playing...

Perfect Sound Forever

Perfect Sound Forever is an engaging profile of the band Pavement and their quirkily dark, melodic sound and cryptic, mirth-filled lyrics.

Perfect Sound Forever

Author: Rob Jovanovic

Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.

ISBN: 1932112073

Page: 217

View: 270

For Pavement fans and rock enthusiasts comes an engaging profile of the band and their quirkily dark, melodic sound and cryptic, mirth-filled lyrics.

SPIN

Slanted and Enchanted Matador 000 many versions of Pavement's debut album have been floating around these last few months. I'm not sure which one I've got, ...

SPIN

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Page: 88

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

SPIN

Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted (Matador). Talk about, mmmm, pop music. This is it. Except for perhaps the obsessively obsessive Unrest disc, ...

SPIN

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Page: 116

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

The New Rolling Stone Album Guide

—J.C./N.B. Pavement ***** Slanted and Enchanted (Matador, ... Slanted and Enchanted was so damn good, no one even cared if Pavement would ever make another ...

The New Rolling Stone Album Guide

Author: Nathan Brackett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743201698

Page: 930

View: 796

A reference guide to the decade's top trends, performers, and sounds, reviews the most influential albums, provides biographical overviews of key artists, and considers how technology and the Internet have impacted the industry.

Pocket DJ

... Crooked Rain Texas Never Whispers - Watery, Domestic Two States - Slanted and Enchanted Summer Babe (Winter Version) - Slanted and Enchanted Shoot the ...

Pocket DJ

Author: Sarah Lewitinn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471103080

Page: 416

View: 730

Written by Spin writer and professional DJ Sarah Lewitinn (aka Ultragrrl), THE POCKET DJ provides a comprehensive list of must-have songs and teaches readers how to create playlists for any situation or based on any theme. Playlists include absolute crowd pleasers (no matter what the crowd), songs to make you feel like you're in school (except cool now), songs to clean the house by, songs not-by-Prince-but-sound-like-it, the best mash-ups on the Web, best covers, best bootlegs, and so on. Lewitinn describes the finer points of DJing (even if you're the only one listening) and offers tips on everything from downloading to keeping your music organized. She also offers a peek at what music industry insiders, writers, performers and celebrities have on their iPods. This professionally guided tour of the digital music landscape is the perfect gift for anyone who owns an iPod or is thinking about getting one. Or anyone who simply likes good music.

Gimme Indie Rock

PAVEMENT Slanted and Enchanted (1992, Matador) The 1992 release of Pavement's proper full-length debut did not result in the permanent transformation of the ...

Gimme Indie Rock

Author: Andrew Earles

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760346488

Page: 400

View: 589

"Music journalist Andrew Earles provides a rundown of 500 landmark albums recorded and released by bands of the indie rock genre"--

A Companion to American Indie Film

Slanted. and. Enchanted. and. Indie. Game. To observe these ideas in action and appreciate how their sustaining rhetoric functions, across media, ...

A Companion to American Indie Film

Author: Geoff King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118758080

Page: 544

View: 110

A Companion to American Indie Film features a comprehensive collection of newly commissioned essays that represent a state-of-the-art resource for understanding key aspects of the field of indie films produced in the United States. Takes a comprehensive and fresh new look at the topic of American indie film Features newly commissioned essays from top film experts and emerging scholars that represent the state-of-the-art reference to the indie film field Topics covered include: indie film culture; key historical moments and movements in indie film history; relationships between indie film and other indie media; and issues including class, gender, regional identity and stardom in in the indie field Includes studies of many types of indie films and film genres, along with various filmmakers and performers that have come to define the field

The Enlightened Bracketologist

Surfer Rosa Slanted and Enchanted Bee Thousand In the early years of their all-too-brief existences the Pixies and Pavement both blew their indie peers away ...

The Enlightened Bracketologist

Author: Nigel Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596919471

Page: 224

View: 109

Every March, the NCAA men's basketball tournament blankets newspapers and the Internet, and attracts millions of television viewers over the course of three weeks. Will a perennial favorite like Duke win? Or will it be a dark horse like Gonzaga? The phenomenon known as March Madness galvanizes a nation of viewers as few other sports events can. The reason? Bracketology. America eagerly watches as 64 teams become 32, then 16, then 8, then 4, then 2, and finally #1. Now it's time to use the same rigorous method for everything that really matters in culture, people, history, the arts and more. In The Enlightened Bracketologist the editors have organized the world's most haunting and maddeningly subjective questions into a scheme of binary pairings that finally reveal what is truly the best in its class: La Tache or Chateau Latour? (1) Barry Bonds or Terrell Owens? (2) "Vissi d'arte" or "Dove Sono"? (3) OJ verdict or JFK assassination? (4) "Top of the world, Ma" or "Nobody's perfect"? (5) Two by two, The Enlightened Bracketologist pits our cultural mainstays against each other; only the finest survive. Every double-page spread of this book will contain a series of brackets compiled by experts and celebrities, with text call-outs that highlight the reason why one competitor moves on and another doesn't. Already committed are Elvis Costello on popular songs; David Bouley on cookbooks; Leon Fleisher on piano music; Reneé Fleming on opera arias; Henry Beard on French phrases; Joseph Ward on wine.

SPIN

J. PAVEMENT CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN (MATADOR, 1994) Indie rock's minute in the sun. They invented this stuff on 1992's Slanted & Enchanted, ...

SPIN

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Page: 124

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

The Mojo Collection

Pavement Slanted And Enchanted Crypto-campus alt-rock intellectuals discover songs. Released into the maelstrom of optimism for underground rock that ...

The Mojo Collection

Author: Various Mojo Magazine

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 184767643X

Page: 1200

View: 754

The greatest albums of all time . . . and how they happened. Organised chronologically and spanning seven decades, The MOJO Collection presents an authoritative and engaging guide to the history of the pop album via hundreds of long-playing masterpieces, from the much-loved to the little known. From The Beatles to The Verve, from Duke Ellington to King Tubby and from Peggy Lee to Sly Stone, hundreds of albums are covered in detail with chart histories, full track and personnel listings and further listening suggestions. There's also exhaustive coverage of the soundtrack and hit collections that every home should have. Like all collections, there are records you listen to constantly, albums you've forgotten, albums you hardly play, albums you love guiltily and albums you thought you were alone in treasuring, proving The MOJO Collection to be an essential purchase for those who love and live music.

The Enlightened Bracketologist

... 32 of all : time;in the interest of diversity, Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted (Matador, I992) Slanted and Enchanted the rule is only one release per .

The Enlightened Bracketologist

Author: Mark Reiter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 159691310X

Page: 102

View: 344

Employing a system of brackets used in sports, this light-hearted study looks at some of popular culture's most baffling questions on topics ranging from popular songs and cookbooks to French phrases and wine.

CMJ New Music Report

... Pavement's Slanted And Enchanted, I knew I had to become involved with college radio. So I aimed for indie-land, Chapel Hill, and ended up in Greensboro ...

CMJ New Music Report

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Page: 56

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CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.

SPIN

REISSUES SLACK GOLD Pavement's Slanted & Enchanted turns ten By Jon Dolan Eyes on the prize: Scott Kannberg, Gary Young, and Stephen Malkmus of Pavement If ...

SPIN

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Page: 160

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Perfecting Sound Forever

... which by the time Pavement released its masterpiece, Slanted and Enchanted, in 1992, was becoming the sound of alternative rock, thanks to Nirvana.

Perfecting Sound Forever

Author: Greg Milner

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847086055

Page: 464

View: 962

From our CD collections to iPods bursting with MP3s to the hallowed vinyl of DJs, recordings are the most common way we experience music. Perfecting Sound Forever tells the story of recorded music, introducing us to the innovators, musicians and producers who have affected the way we hear our favourite songs, from Thomas Edison to Phil Spector. Exploring the balance that recordings strike between the real and the represented, Greg Milner asks the questions which have divided sound recorders for the past century: should a recording document reality as faithfully as possible, or should it improve upon or somehow transcend the music it records? What does the perfect record sound like? The answers he uncovers will change the way we think about music.

Romanticism and the Rise of English

(12–16) Just what kind of a rhyme is “slantedenchanted—haunted”? eighteenth-century orthoepists indicated that “haunt” had three possible pronunciations: ...

Romanticism and the Rise of English

Author: Andrew Elfenbein

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804769891

Page: 288

View: 900

Named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 Romanticism and the Rise of English addresses a peculiar development in contemporary literary criticism: the disappearance of the history of the English language as a relevant topic. Elfenbein argues for a return not to older modes of criticism, but to questions about the relation between literature and language that have vanished from contemporary investigation. His book is an example of a kind of work that has often been called for but rarely realized—a social philology that takes seriously the formal and institutional forces shaping the production of English. This results not only in a history of English, but also in a recovery of major events shaping English studies as a coherent discipline. This book points to new directions in literary criticism by arguing for the need to reconceptualize authorial agency in light of a broadened understanding of linguistic history.