November 24, 2022

Ice, child, I noticed your girlfriend and she or he’s… going to Slanted! Enchanted! A Pavement Musical. Yep — simply months after their long-awaited reunion, Pavement’s discography is being become a jukebox musical, cribbing its title from the band’s stone-cold basic 1992 debut Slanted and Enchanted.

As of proper now, Slanted! Enchanted! is simply scheduled for 2 workshop performances at New York Metropolis’s Sheen Middle on Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd; no phrase but on whether or not extra reveals might be added.

Slanted! Enchanted! might be directed by Alex Ross Perry — the filmmaker who additionally not too long ago helmed the brand new music video for Pavement’s runaway TikTok hit “Harness Your Hopes” — and stars Michael Esper, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Kathryn Gallagher. We do not know what the plot might be. Will it contain a barber store? Maybe some Santa costumes?

Craig Butta is Slanted! Enchanted!‘s producer, with Keegan Dewitt and Dabney Morris adapting the musical preparations and Angela Trimbur and Tenaya Kelleher doing the choreography. You’ll be able to examine ticket availability on the Sheen Middle’s web site, and see the poster for the musical beneath.

Pavement may be having a busy 12 months, however don’t anticipate the ’90s legends to come back out with a brand new album anytime quickly: Frontman Stephen Malkmus not too long ago instructed NME that “it’d be complete cringe” in the event that they did so. You’ll be able to put together for what you would possibly hear in Slanted! Enchanted! by revisit our rating of their 10 greatest songs.

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