'90s Faves Pavement Can't Make Cut Now

Oldsters make too much of alt kings, new schooler says
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2010 10:00 PM CST

(Newser) – 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.”

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