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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth LP Wig Out At Jagbags is now streaming online. The collection, which includes the previously heard "Lariat" and "   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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 »