Music & Visions selected by Anna Lisa DM
Fillmore Jive, from Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain studio album, Matador, 1994.
Pavement was an American indie rock band that formed in Stockton, California in 1989. The group mainly consisted of Stephen Malkmus (vocals and guitar), Scott Kannberg (guitar and vocals), Mark Ibold (bass), Steve West (drums) and Bob Nastanovich (percussion and vocals). Initially conceived as a recording project, the band at first avoided press or live performances, while attracting considerable underground attention with their early releases. Gradually evolving into a more polished band, Pavement recorded five full-length albums and nine EPs over the course of their decade-long career, though they disbanded with some acrimony in 1999 as the members moved on to other projects. In 2010, they undertook a well-received reunion tour.
Though only briefly brushing the mainstream with the single “Cut Your Hair” in 1994, Pavement was a successful indie rock band. Rather than signing with a major label as many of their 1980s forebears had done, they remained signed to independent labels throughout their career and have often been described as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the American underground in the ’90s. Some prominent music critics, such as Robert Christgau and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, went so far as to call them the best band of the 1990s. In their career, they also achieved a significant cult following… more on wikipedia
Keith’s work has appeared on book covers, children’s books, t-shirts, album covers, posters, skateboard decks, and watches, and he is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and New Yorker as well as many other national magazines and newspapers. He received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2000, and his MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2013. Recent accolades include a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators, and a nomination for a 2016 Kate Greenaway Medal for his book Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) published by Flying Eye Books. Keith resides in the mountains of Bellingham Washington surrounded by giant spiders with his wife and 8-year-old hellspawn.
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The Society of Illustrators (Gold medal #58, Silver medals #55, #55, #57/Jury), Communication Arts, American Illustration, 3×3 (Bronze), Society of Illustrators Los Angeles (bronze #54) Creative Quarterly, Lurzer’s Archive Best 200 Illustrators, The Society of Publication Designers, The Society for News Design