It would seem Stephen Malkmus and company have sway over more people than just hipsters who were only in kindergarten when Pavement were releasing their first few albums.
The band, who are curating All Tomorrow's Parties at Minehead, England's Butlin's Holiday Resort this coming weekend, and Monotonix are on the lineup.
To some, that might seem strange. The insane Israeli trio were banned by the venue after playing All Tomorrow's Parties in 2008 when a fan attacked a festival representative for no reason.
But according to Prefix, Pavement's Bob Nastanovich got ATP to put the band on the bill, so long as Monotonix perform on specifically on the stage (that's kind of anathema to them, but we assume they'll find some way around it). At any rate, we assume the stage will be completely destroyed after the band's set, which will probably be around 15 minutes long, anyway. Good luck following them, Omar Souleyman.
Monotonix's Fun, Fun, Fun/Try, Try, Try is out in June.
You can see vocalist Ami Shalev, guitarist Yonatan Gat and drummer Haggai Fershtman here:
May 15 Minehead, England @ Butlin's Holiday Resort (All Tomorrow's Parties)
May 17 Helsinki, Finland @ Lepakkomies
May 18 Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
May 19 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Slussen
May 20 Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
May 21 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
May 22 Berlin, Germany @ TBA
May 23 Prague, Czech Republic @ Meet Factory
May 24 Rome, Italy @ Atlantico Live w/ Pavement
May 25 Bologna, Italy @ Estragon w/ Pavement
May 27 Barcelona, Spain @ Passeio Maritimo De Alges (Primavera Festival)
May 28 Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
May 29 Poitiers, France @ Confort Moderne
May 30 Bordeaux, Spain @ St-Ex
June 24 Paris, France @ Le Nouveau Casino
June 25 Evreux, France @ Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats
June 26 Genk, Belgium @ Genk On Stage
July 18 Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival
July 20 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ De Affaire Festival
July 22 Turin, Italy @ Spaziale Festival
July 23 Padua, Italy @ Curtarock Festival
Aug. 27 Charleville-Mezieres, France @ Le Cabaret Vert Festival
Aug. 28 Meer, Netherland @ Akkerpop Festival
Aug. 29 Groningen, Netherlands @ Noorderzon Festival
Sept. 4 Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic Festival
Sept. 6 Brighton, England @ Volks
Sept. 7 London, England @ Camp
Sept. 11 Dorset, England @ End Of The Road Festival