Here's the question of the moment, the inquiry of the indie rock zeitgeist, the preoccupation of the "slacker generation": When the fudge is Pavement reuniting?? Earlier today, no one seemed to know. Anderson Cooper didn't know. Greg Kot didn't know. Kurt Cobain's avatar didn't know. Not even Ryan Schreiber™ knew. But all that changed at 7:35 PM, when Brooklyn Vegan and its "reliable sources" seemed to know:
There will be multiple, possibly four, nights of shows at NYC's Central Park Summerstage in September . That could be part of a tour. That could be the end of a tour, the middle of a tour, or even the beginning of a tour, but it seems reasonable to speculate that they might make their official comeback at Coachella in April.
It's also time to start guessing who might be the big curator of September 2010's ATP NY festival (the job Flaming Lips had this year, and My Bloody Valentine the year before that). Might as well put Pavement high on the list of possibilities for that too.
A rumor and speculation? Wowee Zowee! Obviously, the rumor is unconfirmed, but does anyone else feel like releasing some cream of gold from your slanted and enchanted carrot rope?