'90s rockers Pavement have announced the release of a compilation of previously-unheard gems, entitled The Secret History Vol. 1.

The album is to be the first of five in a series of compilations from the band. 25 of the record's 30 tracks will be on vinyl for the first time ever. The eclectic tracklist will include b-sides, unreleased session tracks, and live recordings. For Pavement's diehards, the deluxe double LP will feature exclusive artwork from Rob Carmichael (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors) and include essays from frontman Stephen Malkmus himself, as well as Matador Records, Billions Corporation, and others. 

The album was borne out of the many songs that Pavement recorded alongside their tracks that made it to their five albums. So many, in fact, that Matador Records will be releasing five of these shadow albums, comprised of anything from the outtakes of their 1992 debut Slanted And Enchanted to hidden gems from their John Peel Sessions. 

The Secret History Vol. 1 is set for release on August 11 via Matador Records. Check out the artwork and tracklisting below. 


1. Sue Me Jack

2. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper)

3. Summer Babe (7” Version)

4. Mercy Snack: The Laundromat

5. Baptiss Blacktick

6. My First Mine

7. Nothing Ever Happens

8. Here (Alternate Mix)

9. Greenlander

10. Circa 1762 (Peel Session 1)

11. Kentucky Cocktail (Peel Session 1)

12. Secret Knowledge Of Backroads (Peel Session 1)

13. Here (Peel Session 1)

14. Rain Ammunition (Peel Session 2)

15. Drunks With Guns (Peel Session 2)

16. Ed Ames (Peel Session 2)

17. The List Of Dorms (Peel Session 2)

18. Conduit For Sale [Live Brixton 1992]

19. Fame Throwa [Live Brixton 1992]

20. Home [Live Brixton 1992]

21. Perfume V [Live Brixton 1992]

22. Summer Babe [Live Brixton 1992]

23. Frontwards [Live Brixton 1992]

24. Angel Carver Blues Mellow Jazz Docent [Live Brixton 1992] 

25. Two States [Live Brixton 1992]

26. No Life Singed Her [Live Brixton 1992]

27. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper) [Live Brixton 1992]

28. Box Elder [Live Brixton 1992]

29. Baby Yeah [Live Brixton 1992]

30. In The Mouth Of A Desert [Live Brixton 1992]