Pavement Play Colbert Report: Interview + “Gold Soundz”

Last September, the truthiness of reports about a possible Pavement reunion was being hotly debated across the blogosphere, but now — just one year and a couple dozen tour dates later — the beloved band’s return has come and nearly gone (for now). It’s been a big year for Stephen Malkmus and Co., but before they take a post-reunion tour break, let’s enjoy Stephen Colbert asking Malkmus about his “moisturizing regimen” (“whatever the hotel has”), which member of “the band smells best after six weeks” (“everyone”), and influences (“Reagan…?”). In addition to a fun, half-sarcastic interview, “Gold Soundz” was performed, so let’s roll the videotape: The interview and performance are here or below.