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Few solo careers justify wholesale rebranding. Though it has become common for aging indie rockers to want a “clean slate” following the dissolution of their respective beloved bands, listeners can usually spot an old dog doing old tricks, and a fresh moniker alone is unlikely to persuade them to reconsider their already-established impressions. But unlike… More »

If you don’t know Stephen Malkmus by now, you will never never never know him. The former Pavement frontman’s signature sound was cemented somewhere around 1999’s contented, side-eyed sigh Terror Twilight — the fifth and final Pavement LP in name but Malkmus’ solo debut in spirit — or if you really wanna be a dick… More »

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

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Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus, Screaming Females Turn Up 4Knots 2015

The Village Voice's annual midsummer 4Knots festival faced two logistical changes this year: a location switch-up and a transition from free to the modest general-admission…
Caitlin White | July 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

Watch Stephen Malkmus Cover Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” For Portland Kids

While Stephen Malkmus doesn't seem to care about a Pavement reunion, he does care about making sure a group of kids has the best time…
James Rettig | February 19, 2015 - 9:17 pm

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Play Letterman

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks released Wig Out At Jagbags on the very first week of 2014, but they just now made it to Letterman.
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2014 - 9:51 am

Watch Damian Abraham Interview Stephen Malkmus On The Wedge

In a sense, Stephen Malkmus and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham are the chilled-out yin and the amped-up yang of the Matador Records roster. So it…
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Watch Spiral Stairs Join Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks On “Stereo” In L.A.

The Pavement reunion tour has been over and done for years, and there's no indication that we'll get another one anytime soon. But people who…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 11:57 am

Listen To Stephen Malkmus On The Dinner Party Download

The ever-humble Stephen Malkmus was the guest of honor on the Dinner Party Download podcast and he talked Album Of The Week Wig Out At
James Rettig | February 24, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Mash Up Beck’s “Golden Age” & “Debra” With “Gold Soundz”

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have history with Beck -- he produced their 2011 album Mirror Traffic -- so consider it no surprise that, with…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2014 - 10:18 am

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Perform On French TV

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks are staying busy promoting Wig Out At Jagbags, 2014's first Album Of The Week. At the moment the band is…
Chris DeVille | January 20, 2014 - 9:45 am

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Play Fallon

Today, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks release Wig Out At Jagbag's, the first big, important indie rock album of the new years. And last night,…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2014 - 9:28 am

Stream Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Wig Out At Jagbags

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth LP Wig Out At Jagbags is now streaming online. The collection, which includes the previously heard "Lariat" and "…
Scott Lapatine | December 31, 2013 - 10:13 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Typically, in this space, we do the week as a Thursday-to-Thursday thing, and we wait a week to consider any videos that come out the…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Cinnamon And Lesbians” Video

Last month we heard (and dissected) "Lariat," the lead single from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' upcoming Wig Out At Jagbags. Now comes our second…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2013 - 10:42 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The Week That Was had already delivered to us a pretty impressive number of worthy songs for inclusion in this list, and then, outta nowhere,…
Stereogum | November 15, 2013 - 1:30 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In a week full of big music videos, the one that generated the most conversation was, logically enough, the one that raised the most hackles.
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2013 - 10:59 am

With “Lariat,” Stephen Malkmus Moves On To Meta-Nostalgia

"Lariat" is boilerplate Jicks. Despite being ostensibly upbeat -- even "ebullient" -- the song skates ahead softly with that same graceful melancholy that's been following…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Lariat” Video

Malkmus is back! Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks made their big return to the stage (and played a few new songs) last week…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2013 - 8:36 am

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Preview Wig Out At Jagbags, Cover Led Zeppelin & Velvet Underground In Portland

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth album, the excellently titled Wig Out At Jagbags, is out in January via Matador Records. The band, which consists…
Scott Lapatine | November 9, 2013 - 6:11 pm