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Gary Young 1953-2023

(photo by Gail Butensky, 1993)

It's very hard to imagine what our lives, heck what this record label would've been like had Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg not visited a Stockton, CA recording studio run by one Gary Young. If Matador was the house that Pavement built, you can make an argument that Gary's Louder Than You was the house that built Pavement.  But maybe this isn't a great time for arguments. We were exceedingly lucky to know the amazing human, drummer, producer and solo artist Gary Young. Much love today to his family, friends and bandmates.

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