If Pavement's Watery, Domestic EP contained only one song, the laid-back yet
ecstatic "Frontwards," it would be worth the price of admission. But the other
three tracks are killers, too--the fuzzy, surging "Texas Never Whispers," for
instance, which kicks things off. Watery, Domestic followed Pavement's
groundbreaking debut, Slanted and Enchanted, and was the precursor to the
equally classic Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, yet it is the perfect bridge between
the two, offering up equal parts off-kilter sonic assault and wry pop melodies.
This one sometimes gets overlooked, which is a shame, because it's a fine,
smaller piece in the jigsaw of one of America's all-time best indie bands.
• 12" Vinyl EP
1. Texas Never Whispers
3. (Linden) Lions
4. Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)