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Pavement Talk, Perform on 'The Colbert Report'

Band visit show as their reunion tour arrives in New York City

September 21, 2010 9:27 AM ET

With Pavement playing their first New York City gigs since 1999 this week, the band stopped by The Colbert Report for the first of two late-night appearances scheduled for their Big Apple stay. Before Pavement took the stage, Malkmus sat down with Colbert to discuss the "23 smash Number One hits" on Pavement's Quarantine the Past, Snow of "Informer" fame, why the band decided to reunite and Malkmus' musical hero ("Reagan"). Watch the interview above and Pavement's performance of "Gold Soundz" below (via Twenty Four Bit)

Rob Sheffield: Pavement Stage Brilliant '90s Revival in Brooklyn

Band visit show as their reunion tour arrives in New York City Pavement (and one lucky fan) will next hit airwaves again this Thursday when they perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band will wrap up their yearlong reunion tour at the "Matador at 21" anniversary blowout, October 1 through 3 in Las Vegas, with Sonic Youth and the classic Guided By Voices lineup.

Pavement Album Guide by Rob Sheffield

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