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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.” On a new Facebook page (which Matador Records tells us is legit) Spiral Stairs writes:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Wowee Zowee Turns 20

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2015 - 1:16 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 possible. And the easiest way to do that? Pull out some Taylor Swift, of course. During an appearance on Portland’s children variety show You Who, Malkmus covered 1989 single “Blank… More »

By: 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 rejected his Pavement bandmates’ pitch for another reunion. “It did not float. It was a failed attempt,” he said. The band last reunited for a tour in 2010, but haven’t… More »

By: 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 strange: Lil Wayne! Scarlett Johansson! Meredith Graves! Jonah Hill covering Drake! Stephen Malkmus was one of the evening’s entertainers. Backed by a house band that included the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’… More »

By: 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 from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC’s been doing this thing where it’s decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: 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 be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence — posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It’s pretty crazy:… More »

By: 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 pay tribute to the entire year on their new 1994 EP, which includes covers of songs by Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Weezer, Sebadoh, and Dinosaur Jr. There’s also a cutesy… More »

By: 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 hand off the award were Stephen Malkmus and Reggie Watts, who both appeared to have trouble reading the teleprompter, which led to the already stiff dialogue taking on a hilariously… More »

By: 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 this is a big one. Malkmus spoke with Marc Maron on WTF and you can stream it on Maron’s website now. More »

By: 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 went see Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks play L.A.’s El Rey Theatre on Friday night got to see something of a mini-reunion, as Spiral Stairs rejoined his old Pavement bandmate… More »

By: 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, and Marilyn Manson. Now he invites Stephen Malkmus on the show to discuss the musician’s work, though not before opening with a very passionate takedown of the film Inside LlewynMore »

By: Miles Bowe / March 20, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Stephen Malkmus Albums From Worst To Best

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 »

By: James Jackson Toth / March 18, 2014 - 12:19 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 Jagbags, what his ideal fanbase is (“not fascists”), and whether or not his kids know that they have a cool dad. You can listen to the charming interview or read… More »

By: 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. Actually, Stephen Malkmus is the latest grown man to participate in Rookie’s charming “Ask A Grown Man” video series, in which various adult luminaries answer life-advice questions from young girls. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Album Of The Week: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Wig Out At Jagbags

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / January 7, 2014 - 4:16 pm

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, they appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform their memory-lane single “Lariat.” Malkmus rocked multiple necklaces and looked elegantly rumpled, his drummer wore a Frasier T-shirt, and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2014 - 9:28 am

Q&A: Carrie Brownstein On Writing Her Memoir, Portlandia’s Fourth Season, And The Future Of Sleater-Kinney

Few indie rock alums have managed to enjoy a career as successful — and as wildly varied — as that of Carrie Brownstein. For those of us who came of age in the early ’90s, Brownstein was already an icon due to her role as a vocalist and unstoppable guitar shredder in Excuse 17 and… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm

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 “… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 31, 2013 - 10:13 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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