To coincide with their reunion gigs later in the year, US college rock Godfathers Pavement have announced they’ll be releasing a best of compilation. ‘Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement’ is released through Domino on the 8th March. The 23 track collection promises not just to deliver the bands most well known songs, but provide a true retrospective of their recorded output from 1989 to 1999. While it’s certain this compilation will be essential for fans and any newcomers to the band, so far we’re not able to make any comments on it. Rather than reveal the track listing, the band have launched a competition for fans to guess what songs will make up the album. Prizes will be awarded for the following;
- First Prize – Given to whoever guesses the full track listing, or closest.
- Second Prize – For whoever comes up with the most imaginative track list.
- Four runners up will also win prizes, two in each category.
The prizes on offer ensure that this competition is worth five minutes of your time. First prize is a pair of tickets, complete with flights and hotel, to see Pavement in New York later in the year – with the added bonus of the bands back catalogue on vinyl. There are also plenty of other prizes up for grabs, for more info head to the Matador website.