“G’day,” Stephen Malkmus’s iconic monotone crawls down the phone line. His languid drawl is punctuated by high-pitched giggling, and at one point he bursts into a mumbled rendition of a Justin Timberlake hit. The ex-Pavement frontman is in Perth with his current outfit Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, recovering from jet lag (or a possible
Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus and his band The Jicks have added a bunch of intimate club shows to their 2015 Australian itinerary, which will also see them perform at Perth International Arts Festival, Golden Plains and as part of Melbourne Zoo’s Twilights program. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will play headlining shows in Adelaide, Hobart,
The angst harnessed by ’90s college rock bands was compelling, however in the ensuing decades, that same angst proved difficult to display on new records, especially as the heroes of the genre faced elder statesmanship. Entering a whole new millennia, Weezer, the Pixies, and their fellow alumni have left the jungle as toothless tigers. Meet
Stephen Malkmus can be a contrary, inflammatory old cove. Fans will recall his mild digs at the Smashing Pumpkins and others on Pavement‘s Range Life, while woe betide the journalist who asks him a question about Pavement when he’s plugging a solo LP. Now, he has taken to blogging to vent his spleen about a
Stephen Malkmus is gearing up to release his new album with the Jicks, Mirror Traffic, in August. A new song from the record, Senator, has been doing the internet rounds for some time and now another one has emerged, Tigers. You can hear it below.
There is never a wrong time to listen to anything by the great Stephen Malkmus, but today is extra exciting as a new track has emerged that will be on Malkmus’s forthcoming new album, Mirror Traffic.
Just over a year ago, the world embraced the reunion of Pavement for a world tour that began here in Australia. Of course, no new material came as the result of that time, as expected, but now fans can take solace in the fact a new album from Stephen Malkmus album is on the way.