News: Matador’s “Revisionist History” continues with Wowee Zowee

Credit: Michael Wong

Hot off the heels of their announcement of Guided By Voice’s Alien Lanes reissue, illustrious label Matador Records continue with their “Revisionist History” series by celebrating the 25th anniversary of seminal indie outfit Pavement’s Wowee Zowee with a three-song shaped picture disc.

Originally released 25 years ago on April 11, 1995, Wowee Zowee was Pavement’s 3rd studio album. Their most eclectic effort saw the band ignore genre limitations  as they careened wildly from the country-tinged ‘Father to a Sister of Thought’ to the bluesy intro of ‘Extradition’ to the psychedelic wooze of ‘Brinx Job’, all strung together by Stephen Malkmus’s idiosyncratic wordplay

The special disc, cut in the shape of the speech bubble found on the cover of Wowee Zowee, features the tracks ‘Sensitive Euro Man’ and ‘Brink of the Clouds/Candylad’ that first debuted on Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels, the expanded edition that was released on CD in 2006, and will be available on vinyl for the first time via Matador Records globally.

Limited to a one-time press of 30,000 copies, the release is one of a few anniversary releases Matador have planned for their series – including Yo La Tengo’s Electr-O-Pura, Chavez’s Gone Glimmering, Mary Timony’s Mountains and Bailter Space’s Wammo.

Pre-order from Matador here.

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