Lunch Break Links: The decade in indie, more Pavement
I greatly enjoyed Pitchfork's look back at "The Decade in Indie," and I definitely feel the tension they're describing.
All breaking news on the Pavement reunion, as well as ticket sales, will be available at CrookedRain.com. Tickets for the first show go on sale tomorrow morning here with the password "ZOWEE," more than a year before the show is actually happening. "Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion."
Scott Spiral Stairs Kannberg, who has been waiting for a Pavement reunion since about a month after the band broke up, explained how this jaunt came to be in a Rolling Stone interview.
Dan Brown's new book The Lost Symbol sold more than 1 million copies on its first day.
AV Club has a cool interview with Trent Reznor.
...and they chatted with the reunited Sunny Day Real Estate! That site does so many cool interviews.
Vanity Fair has a plan for Conan O'Brien to take back The Tonight Show from his corporate overlords.
Smashing Pumpkins are releasing a free 44-track album.
Ida Maria is apparently having a meltdown on tour. Bummer.
The Observer looks back on HBO's rebirth as a quality original programming hub.
R.I.P. Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary.
We finish up with "Boat Behind," a new video from Kings of Convenience.