MATADOR RECORDS TO RELEASE THREE-SONG SHAPE PICTURE DISC COMMEMORATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF PAVEMENT’S WOWEE ZOWEE
THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF MATADOR’S
2020 REVISIONIST HISTORY SERIES
Matador Records announces a three-song shape picture disc commemorating the 25th anniversary of Pavement’s 1995 album Wowee Zowee. The special disc, cut in the shape of the speech bubble found on the cover of Wowee Zowee, features the tracks ‘Sensitive Euro Man‘ and ‘Brink of the Clouds/Candylad‘ that first debuted on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels, the expanded edition that was released on CD in 2006, and will be available on vinyl for the first time via Matador Records globally. The singles are available to stream HERE. Limited to a one-time press of 3,000 copies, the shape picture disc is available to pre-order exclusively through the Matador webstore HERE.
Originally released 25 years ago on April 11, 1995, Wowee Zowee was Pavement’s 3rd studio album. Their most eclectic effort saw the band ignore genre limitations as they careened wildly from the country-tinged ‘Father to a Sister of Thought’ to the bluesy intro of ‘Extradition’ to the psychedelic wooze of ‘Brinx Job’, all strung together by Stephen Malkmus’s idiosyncratic wordplay. The record’s energy oscillates throughout its 18 tracks with ballads featuring chiming arpeggios like ‘Grounded’ and ‘AT&T’ that are routinely upended by blasters like ‘Serpentine Pad’, ‘Flux=Rad’ and ‘Best Friends Arm’. Could this be the most charming and timeless collection of songs in the Pavement catalog? Wouldn’t you like to argue for hours and hours with strangers on the internet about it?
Matador 2020 Revisionist History anniversaries: April 4, 1995 — GUIDED BY VOICESAlien Lanes — 25th anniversary
April 11, 1995 — PAVEMENTWowee Zowee — 25th anniversary
May 2, 1995 — YO LA TENGOElectr-O-Pura — 25th anniversary
Anniversary releases for CHAVEZ’s Gone Glimmering, BAILTER SPACE’s Wammo, and MARY TIMONY’s Mountains to follow later this year.