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Pavement- Studiocoast- Tokyo, Japan 4/8/10 (Live Review)


27 songs, two hours, two encores — the second show in Tokyo in Pavement’s loooooooooong awaited reunion tour is even more amazing than the first, with Stockton, California’s sordid sentinels laying down an epic, sprawling setlist of gold sounds spanning the band’s entire career. Pavement hits every point, bouncing between singles, deep tracks and rarities with a ragged charm and a smirk. Nothing too revelatory or life-altering is here, nor is there a stifling sense of greatest-hits nostalgia. It’s simply the sound of one of best bands playing some of 90’s best songs, and it was worth every second of the 5000 mile journey it took to come and see them. Let’s just hope the boys find a place for the studio in their long awaited return. Welcome back guys, I’m glad your here.