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Pavement Share New Single & Video “Harness Your Hopes”

March 12, 2022
Marcus Roth

PAVEMENT SHARE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO
 ‘HARNESS YOUR HOPES’ STARRING SOPHIE THATCHER (YELLOWJACKETS)
DIRECTED BY ALEX ROSS PERRY
 
FROM SPIT ON A STRANGER EP REISSUE OUT APRIL 8
 
TERROR TWILIGHT: FAREWELL HORIZONTAL
DELUXE REISSUE OUT APRIL 8

Pavement share new single and video for B-side ‘Harness Your Hopes’, directed by Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell) and starring Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets).


The song is drawn from the Spit on a Stranger EP, which Matador will reissue as a 12” on April 8th alongside the release of Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal. Pre-order HERE.

A bit of background: ‘Harness Your Hopes’ was originally released in 1999 on the CD-edition of the Spit on a Stranger EP, which included the titular Terror Twilight single plus four previously unreleased tracks. Needless to say, the song’s “hit-potential” was misjudged at that time. In 2020 – for reasons that remain mysterious – ‘Harness Your Hopes’ became something of a viral sensation on streaming services and Tiktok, ultimately clocking tens of millions of listens.

Whether you first heard it as a piece of late-’90s fans-only arcana or as the soundtrack to a stranger’s dance routine, today you can experience the song again as a miniature history of Pavement on film – splicing Thatcher into the band’s classic music videos. 

Also on April 8th, Matador will release Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal, an exhaustive 45-track set compiling the remastered original album, B-sides, home demos, rehearsal tapes, era-appropriate live recordings, and even the rough tracks from Pavement’s scrapped session at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon studio. Altogether, it features 28 unreleased tracks. The 4xLP and 2xCD editions will include a book with never-before-seen photos and commentary/context from band members Mark Ibold, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich, Spiral Stairs, and Steve West as well as producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck).

Pavement headline Primavera Sound in Barcelona and NOS Primavera Sound in Porto. The band play UK, European and North American reunion shows this autumn, including a five night run at the Roundhouse in London. Full dates can be found below. Tickets are available HERE.

Pavement are Mark Ibold, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West. Among the most beloved acts to come out of the American underground in the 1990’s, the band released five era-defining albums – Slanted And Enchanted (1992), Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994), Wowee Zowee (1995), Brighten The Corners (1997) and Terror Twilight (1999) – before disbanding in 1999. Pavement’s 2010 reunion saw them play four sold out shows in Central Park and top the bills of festivals worldwide including Coachella, Primavera Sound, and Pitchfork.

SPIT ON A STRANGER EP TRACK LIST
1. Spit on a Stranger
2. Harness Your Hopes
3. Roll With the Wind
4. The Porpoise and the Hand Grenade
5. Rooftop Gambler
6. Harness Your Hopes (Live Brixton Academy, 1999)
 
Pavement Tour Dates:
2.6.22 ­– Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
10.6.22 – Porto, Portugal @ NOS Primavera Sound
7.9.22 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre SOLD OUT
8.9.22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT
9.9.22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT
10.9.22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT
12.9.22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
13.9.22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
14.9.22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
16.9.22 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Amphitheatre
17.9.22 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre SOLD OUT
19.9.22 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre SOLD OUT
20.9.22 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
21.9.22 – St. Paul, MN @ The Palace Theatre
22.9.22 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre SOLD OUT
23.9.22 ­– Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
24.9.22 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Cathedral Theatre SOLD OUT
26.9.22 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall SOLD OUT
27.9.22 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
28.9.22 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre SOLD OUT
30.9.22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre SOLD OUT
1.10.22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre SOLD OUT
2.10.22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre SOLD OUT
3.10.22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
5.10.22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met SOLD OUT
6.10.22 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre SOLD OUT
8.10.22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern SOLD OUT
9.10.22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern SOLD OUT
11.10.22 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater SOLD OUT
17.10.22  – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds
18.10.22  – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
19.10.22  – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
20.10.22  – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
22.10.22  – London, UK @ Roundhouse SOLD OUT
23.10.22  – London, UK @ Roundhouse
24.10.22  – London, UK @ Roundhouse
25.10.22  – London, UK @ Roundhouse
27.10.22  – Paris, FR @ Le Grand Rex
29.10.22  – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
30.10.22  – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
31.10.22  – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
2.11.22  – Aarhus, DK @ VoxHall
4.11.22  – Bremen, DE @ Pier 2
5.11.22  – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
7.11.22  – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
8.11.22  – Amsterdam, NL @ Royal Carré Theater
10.11.22  – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street SOLD OUT
11.11.22 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street SOLD OUT

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