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Pavement planning reunion

The former members of Pavement have been in discussions about reforming – and may get back together in 2009.

The band have pencilled in the forthcoming Matador Records party, due to be held in 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the record label’s conception, as a possible date for their live return.

Ex-Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg, speaking to, said, “Matador is having a 20th anniversary party soon, so maybe we’ll try to do something for that. The only hurdle might be getting everyone to drop what they’re doing, but I’m sure the excitement of playing again will make it OK.”

Frontman Stephen Malkmus, however, said that he favoured a one-off reunion further down the line.

“Something small in ten years like the [Led] Zeppelin thing [their London O2 Arena gig in December last year] sounds good to me,” he said. “Obviously, the arena would be smaller than theirs, though.”

Bassist Mark Ibold, meanwhile, joked, “Why not next month? No, it needs to be carefully planned. What obstacles stand in the way? Learning the songs again. I’ve actually dreamt that there was a reunion show and I couldn’t remember the songs.”

The band originally split in 1999.