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Brown Brothers Releases Album of Pavement Songs

Brown Brothers Recordings is preparing its first full-length release, a collection of tunes by the seminal indie-rock band Pavement done up in jazz. Titled Gold Sounds, the album features name-talent, with Cyrus Chestnut (pictured) on keyboards, James Carter on saxophones and sousaphone, Reginald Veal on bass and Ali Jackson on percussion. It’s tentatively scheduled for release in Spring 2005.

The album was recorded last September at Electric Lady Studio B in New York City by Steven “Val” Mandel and was mixed at Bear Creek Studios in Washington by Ryan Hadlock (who, incidentally, mixed former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus’ 2003 solo album, Pig Lib).

Track list:


My First Mine

Cut Your Hair

Summer Babe

Blue Hawaiian


Platform Blues

Trigger Cut

There will be an additional three songs offered for online purchase, “5-4=Unity,” “Folk Jam” and an original Jackson piece, “Bikini Bottom Bounce,” which features a trio of Jackson, Carter and Veal.

For more information (and to hear a streaming-audio version of “Trigger Cut”), go to

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