If you’re on the hunt for never-before-heard Pavement tunes, you’re in luck: Matador Records has announced plans to release a series of five albums on vinyl that compile rarities, B-sides and live tracks recorded in conjunction with the five albums the indie legends released between 1992 and 1999.

First up in The Secret History series will be a double LP boasting 30 tracks recorded around the time of Pavement's 1992 debut, Slanted and Enchanted. The vinyl release – slated to drop Aug. 11 – will include sessions with BBC DJ John Peel (“Kentucky Cocktail” and “Circa 1762”), a series of 7-inch singles (“Baptist Blacktick”) and live cuts recorded during a 1992 concert in Brixton, England. For 25 of the tracks, The Secret History will mark their first time released on vinyl. Check out the cover art (designed by Rob Carmichael) below and the complete track list at the bottom of the page.

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The deluxe vinyl set will include essays written by frontman Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg (a.k.a. Spiral Stairs), along with essays from key figures at Matador, Billions Corporation and Drag City.

Matador will issue four more compilations that document rare recordings gathered all the way through Pavement’s 1999 full-length, Terror Twilight, shortly after which the band broke up before reuniting in 2010 for a series of live shows.

You can pre-order The Secret History Vol. 1 now over on Matador.

The Secret History Vol. 1 Tracklist
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 a Desert [Live Brixton 1992]"