Watery, Domestic

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Watery, Domestic
EP by Pavement
Released November 25, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Indie rock
Label Matador (US), Big Cat (UK)
Producer Pavement
Pavement chronology
Perfect Sound Forever
Watery, Domestic
Rattled by the Rush
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Christgau's Consumer Guide A– [2]
Entertainment Weekly B– [3]
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Spin Green square.svg [5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 6/10 [6]

Watery, Domestic is an EP by Pavement.

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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