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Stephen Malkmus has always hated the Pavement/Nirvana comparison, but Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was Pavement’s own twisted sort of Nevermind: the boldest, brightest, poppiest album of their career and the one that got them on the radio, if only briefly. Pavement were never anywhere near as popular as Nirvana, but they had followed a similar… More »

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 »

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Watch Stephen Malkmus Play With Soldiers Of Fortune At Their Album Release Show

Soldiers Of Fortune -- the supergroup comprising members of Oneida, Chavez, Zwan, Interpol, Endless Boogie, and Man Forever -- will release their sophomore album this…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 5, 2015 - 11:54 am

Soldiers Of Fortune – “Campus Swagger” (Feat. Stephen Malkmus)

Soldiers Of Fortune is a supergroup comprising Kid Millions, Mike Bones, and Barry London of Oneida, Matt Sweeney of Chavez and Zwan, Jesper Eklow of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 22, 2015 - 10:25 am

Stephen Malkmus, Cass McCombs Contribute To Supergroup Soldiers Of Fortune’s New Album

Soldiers Of Fortune are a supergroup that will be releasing their new album Early Risers via Mexican Summer on 11/6. As Pitchfork points out, the…
James Rettig | September 9, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Pavement Could Have Been As Big As Weezer, Say Stephen Malkmus And Spiral Stairs In Separate Interviews

Pavement's Slanted And Enchanted-era rarities comp The Secret History Vol. 1 is out next week, so the various band members are making the press rounds.
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Pavement Tease “Great News Coming Soon”

Pavement's Wowee Zowee came out 20 years ago today, but while we're busy looking back, the band has begun teasing some "great news coming soon."…
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2015 - 4:05 pm

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

Stephen Malkmus Rejects Pavement Bandmates’ Pitch For Another Reunion

In a new interview on the podcast Kreative Kontrol (via Pitchfork), the former Pavement and Silver Jews member Bob Nastanovich reveals that Stephen Malkmus recently…
James Rettig | February 18, 2015 - 8:29 pm

Watch Stephen Malkmus Cover Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Sham 69 At Vice 20th

Back in December, Vice threw itself a grand and ridiculous 20th anniversary party, bringing a lineup of entertainers as deep and impressive as it was…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Ray & Remora – “Gold Soundz” Video (Feat. Stephen Malkmus, Kim Gordon, Jeff Goldblum)

We at Stereogum are apparently not the only people obsessed with celebrating shit from 1994 on its 20th anniversary; the synthpop duo Ray & Remora…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Watch A Squinty Stephen Malkmus Present Ylvis With A Webby Award

Last night brought the 18th Annual Webby Awards, where Ylvis' captivatingly bizarre video for "What The Fox Say?" won for Best Viral Video. Appearing to…
Miles Bowe | May 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Listen To Stephen Malkmus On Marc Maron’s WTF

Stephen Malkmus has been popping up in some pretty fascinating places lately. Recently he's spoken to Bret Easton Ellis and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, but…
Miles Bowe | May 1, 2014 - 12:48 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 Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

On his podcast, Bret Easton Ellis has spoken with an increasing number of musicians. He's conversed with the likes of Kanye, Matt Berninger, Ezra Koenig,…
Miles Bowe | March 20, 2014 - 3:13 pm

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 Give Advice To Teen Girls

If I were to give a single piece of advice to teenage girls, it would be this: "Don't listen to Pavement." I kid, I kid.
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2014 - 2:10 pm
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