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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 same Friday as this column runs. As you may have noticed, one…   Read Story »
Last month we heard (and dissected) "Lariat," the lead single from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' upcoming Wig Out At Jagbags. Now comes our second taste from the album in the form of director Jay…   Read Story »
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, Death Grips dropped a whole new album, giving us 10 more…   Read Story »
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. In this case, it was Lily Allen's big comeback clip "Hard…   Read Story »
"Lariat" is boilerplate Jicks. Despite being ostensibly upbeat -- even "ebullient" -- the song skates ahead softly with that same graceful melancholy that's been following Stephen Malkmus around…   Read Story »
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 in Portland, and now they've announced plans for their excellently…   Read Story »
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth album, the excellently titled Wig Out At Jagbags, is out in January via Matador Records. The band, which consists of Malkmus, Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme, and Jake…   Read Story »
It's that time of the year again, everybody! The best holiday of the year (yes, better than National Ferris Wheel Day AND Leif Erikson Day) has returned. I've been going to Record Store Day since…   Read Story »
This past weekend, Stephen Malkmus helped to celebrate the 40th anniversary one of his favorite albums, Can's krautrock masterpiece Ege Bamyasi, by covering the album in full at Week-End Fest in…   Read Story »
That adorable face you see above belonged to one Stephen Malkmus, back when he was a junior in high school. It comes from a Santa Barbara high school newspaper profile of Malkmus, presumably the…   Read Story »