Watery, Domestic

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Watery, Domestic
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EP by Pavement
Released November 25, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Indie rock
Length11:27
Label Matador (US), Big Cat (UK)
Producer Pavement
Pavement chronology
Perfect Sound Forever
(1991)
Watery, Domestic
(1992)
Rattled by the Rush
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide A– [2]
Entertainment Weekly B– [3]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Spin Green square.svg [5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 6/10 [6]

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The record marked the recording debuts of both Bob Nastanovich and Mark Ibold on percussion and bass respectively - although both had been touring members for some time, the debut album, Slanted and Enchanted and the preceding EPs had been recorded by a trio of Stephen Malkmus, Spiral Stairs and Gary Young. This EP came to mark the final time Young would record with the band. All four songs can also be found on Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe , the liner notes to which identify a further 3 songs as having been recorded during the same session. As well as the standard CD and 12" vinyl releases, the record was also available as a 12" picture disc in the UK.

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Track listing

  1. "Texas Never Whispers" – 3:08
  2. "Frontwards" – 3:16
  3. "Feed em to the Lions (Linden)" – 1:49
  4. "Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)" – 3:15

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