News: Pavement Announce ‘Cautionary Tales: Jukebox Classiques’ Limited 18-Record Box Set Of The Complete 7″ singles 1989-1999

Kevin Westenberg

Cautionary Tales: Jukebox Classiques is a limited-edition box set featuring Pavement’s complete catalog of 7” singles released 1989-1999. It will include 18 records total, covering music originally released on Treble Kicker, Drag City, Matador, Big Cat, and Domino. All are faithfully reproduced with original artwork, plus a 24-page threaded saddle-sewn booklet and full discographical history.

Watch a video preview of the box set, below:

Cautionary Tales is available exclusively through mail order and will be strictly limited to pre-orders only. The box is available to pre-order now with the window closing for good on April 22. Delivery is expected by July 12.

If that seems like a long wait, the complete collection has been made available today on streaming services. It offers a comprehensive overview of the Pavement’s career, representing every hit, non-hit, b-side, and R.E.M. tribute ­– at least, all the ones that anybody bothered to press to a 7” single.

Pavement are Mark Ibold, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West. Among the most beloved acts to come out of the American underground in the 1990’s, the band released five era-defining albums – Slanted And Enchanted (1992), Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994), Wowee Zowee (1995), Brighten The Corners (1997) and Terror Twilight (1999) – before disbanding in 1999. Pavement’s 2022 reunion saw them headline Primavera Sound and perform sold-out multi-night runs in Los Angeles, New York, and London.


1. Slay Tracks  1933-1969 (Self-released on Treble Kicker 1989 Tk001)

  • A1. You’re Killing Me
  • A2. Box Elder
  • A3. Maybe Maybe
  • B1. She Believes (edit)
  • B2. Price Yeah!

2. Demolition Plot J-7 (Released on Drag City June 1990 DC 2)

  • A1. Fork Lift
  • A2. Spizzle Trunk
  • A3. Recorder Grot
  • B1. Internal K-Dart
  • B2. Perfect Depth
  • B3. Recorder Grot (Rally)

3. Summer Babe (Released on Drag City 1991 DC 9)

  • A1. Summer Babe
  • B1. Mercy Snack
  • B2. Baptiss Blacktick

4. Trigger Cut (Released on Matador August 1992 OLE-042-7)

  • A1. Trigger Cut
  • B1. Sue Me Jack
  • B2. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper)

5. Cut Your Hair (Released on Matador January 1994 OLE-082-7)

  • A1. Cut Your Hair
  • B1. Camera
  • B2. Stare

6. Gold Soundz (Released on Matador June 1994 OLE-101-7)

  • A1. Gold Soundz
  • A2. Kneeling Bus
  • B1. Strings Of Nashville
  • B2. Exit Theory

7. Range Life (Released on Big Cat January 1994 ABB 77S)

  • A1. Range Life
  • B1. Raft
  • B2. Coolin’ By Sound

8. Rattled By The Rush (Released on Matador March 1995 OLE-134-7)

  • A1. Rattled By La Rush
  • B1. False Skorpion
  • B2. Easily Fooled

9. Father To a Sister of Thought (Released on Matador June 1995 OLE-169-7)

  • A1. Father To A Sister of Thought
  • B1. Kriss Kraft
  • B2. Mussle Rock (Is A Horse In Transiton)

10. Pacific Trim (Released on Matador February 1996 OLE-188-7)

  • A1. Give It A Day
  • A2. Gangsters & Pranksters
  • B1. Saganaw
  • B2. I Love Perth

11. Stereo (Released by Domino January 1997 RUG 51)

  • A1. Stereo
  • B1. Birds In The Majic Industry*

* Full version, Original B-side was edited instrumental

12. Shady Lane (Released by Domino 1997 RUG 53)

  • A1. Shady Lane (Krossfader)
  • B1. Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence

13. Spit On A Stranger (Released by Matador 1999 OLE-384-7)

  • A1. Spit On A Stranger
  • B1. Harness Your Hopes (Live in Brixton)*

* New B side. Original B Side was “And Then” also featured on the European Carrot Rope 7”

14. Carrot Rope (Released by Domino May 1999 RUG 90)

  • A1. Carrot Rope
  • B1. And Then

15. Major Leagues (Released by Domino October 1999 RUG 96)

  • A1. Major Leagues
  • B1. Your Time To Change
  • B2. Stub Your Toe
  • C1. Major Leagues (Demo)
  • C2. Decouvert De Soleil
  • D1. The Killing Moon
  • D2. The Classical

16. Haunt You Down (Released by Matador February 1994 OLE-087-7)

  • A1. Haunt You Down
  • B1. Jam Kids

17. Black Out (Released by Matador November 2006 OLE-749-7)

  • A1. Black Out
  • B1. Extradition
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