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Album Review

The Shady Lane EP combines all the tracks from the two-part British single for "Shady Lane," which is presented here in a slightly faster, slightly shorter edited version. While the remaining four songs aren't essential, they're fun for collectors. "Slowly Typed" is a shambling, countrified piss-take on Brighten the Corners' "Type Slowly," "Wanna Mess You Around" is dynamic, noisy, one-and-a-half minute punk, "Cherry Area" is by-the-books Pavement with a great intro, and "No Tan Lines," with its faux-bossa nova beat and bitchy lyrics, is the best of the bunch. The EP is hardly necessary — each song is essentially a throwaway, and none of them are nearly as good as "Give it a Day" or "Gangsters and Pranksters" from the previous EP, Pacific Trim — but it has a lighthearted sense of humor that was missing from Brighten the Corners, which makes it of interest to diehard fans.

Biography

Formed: 1989 in Stockton, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s

With their fractured songs, unexpected blasts of feedback, laconic vocals, cryptic literate lyrics, and defiant low-fidelity, Pavement were one of the most influential and distinctive bands to emerge from the American underground in the '90s. Pavement, along with Sebadoh, were the leaders of the lo-fi movement that dominated U.S. indie rock in the early '90s. Initially conceived as a studio project between guitarists/vocalists Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg in the '80s, Pavement gradually became...
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