Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pavement (1992) Trigger Cut (Matador Recs.)


Trigger Cut is a short, amazing look back into Pavement's early days. Collecting "Trigger Cut" from the band's elliptical, genius album Slanted and Enchanted and two aggressive, moody B-sides, the single shines like a beacon out of the indie underground. It signaled that Pavement could further expand the cool, artsy sound they first displayed on Slanted and Enchanted and the earlier, assorted releases that would eventually be collected on Westing (By Musket and Sextant). "Trigger Cut" is quite charming, sounding like a sunny outtake from Television's Marquee Moon. The production certainly isn't as lo-fi as Pavement's 7" days, but the pop sheen of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain is nowhere to be found. The B-sides are similarly raw, and surprisingly somewhat angry. "Sue Me Jack" comes off like an attack against heaven knows what; Stephen Malkmus sounds quite irate as he sings about being "on the left" and screams about fighting. Squalls of guitar feedback and/or warped sound effects take as firm a stance in the mix as a tense lead guitar, which rings atmospherically like a bass. by Tim DiGravina

tracks
1.trigger cut
2.sue me jack
3.so stark (you're a skyscraper)

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2 comments:

Vlad Tepes said...

Roma, 23 Settembre 2012

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Neil said...

Good to see you back :)