The most influential indie band to emerge from Stockton will release a best of compilation in March.
“Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement” will drop March 9, according to a post on Matador Records’ blog. The post also has the cover art for the compilation, which will be a 23-track double album spanning the band’s career.
To hype the album’s release Matador is running a contest that asks fans to guess the track list, with first prize being tickets to see Pavement perform Sept. 21 in New York City’s Central Park during the band’s reunion tour. The winner also will receive airplane tickets to New York City, a hotel room and a collection of Pavement’s Matador releases on vinyl.
Matador hints that three of the songs on the album were recorded before the band signed to Matador, which means they’ll most likely be songs recorded in Stockton. The band put together its critically-acclaimed album “Slanted and Enchanted” in 1991 in the Stockton home studio of then-drummer Gary Young.
You can preorder “Quarantine the Past” from the blog. For more on Pavement’s ties to Stockton, click here.
UPDATE: A note on pricing; according to former 209Viber Gill Vidales, the preorder pricetag on the “Quarantine the Past” CD is $8.50, while the vinyl is $11.50.