Last night I accidentally started watching the Pavement documentary, Slow Century, and ended up watching the whole thing. It has tonnes of great music and performances. Two of my favourite moments are the band playing For Sale The Preston School of Industry, which has been on repeat in my head all day; and Malkmus doing an early version of Discretion Grove.
I was struck by how little actual information there is about how the music was made. Thankfully, we have the Stereogum oral history of the making of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain to fill that void. It’s incredibly detailed, with in-depth contributions by not only the whole band, but also a bunch of other people who were around them.