One of “the alt-est of 1990s alt rock” bands is on the comeback trail, but Pavement looks to be falling on deaf ears with today’s hipsters. Sure, Pavement’s got “Guitars. Drums. Guy with a dopey voice. Earnest Lyrics. Yelling,” Carles blogs at Hipster Runoff—but that sound is everywhere now, and it looks to Carles like their long-awaited reunion is just a way for the oldsters to make a buck.
“Maybe if I give them a shot, I will have a better historical appreciation for indie music + alt culture,” Carles sniffs. But after doing some YouTube research, the verdict: “Seemed mediocre, like a band that would get a lot of buzz that I would choose to neglect these days because it wasn’t lofi/electro/chillwave enough for me.”