by Miles Raymer
I think that in its default state the Internet is constantly one tantalizing quote away from springing into full-on "ZOMG PAVEMENT REUNION" mode--like it did today, after word got out that Steve Malkmus had told Entertainment Weekly, "Something small in 10 years like the Zeppelin thing sounds good to me." That almost positively definitely means that it's gonna happen, right? The somewhat less excitable Daily Swarm has put together a Pavement Reunion Rumor Retrospective that extends all the way back to 2001, or almost immediately after it had become clear that the band's "hiatus" was actually a for-real breakup. I feel somewhat weird about the fact that Pavement Reunion Fever has actually been going on longer than the Eternal Holy War Against Terror.