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Stephen Malkmus Needs Another Word For “Blowjob”

Steve Malkmus needs help writing an FCC-friendly "Senator." Your job's to figure out a replacement for "blowjob" in the oft-repeated: "I know what the senator wants -- what the senator wants is a blowjob.” If your entry's chosen, Malkmus will sing it for the radio-version of the single Matador's sending to radio stations at… More »

By: brandon / July 15, 2011

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – “Tigers”

Last month we shared "Senator," from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' forthcoming Beck-produced Mirror Traffic. Now the LP's opening track "Tigers" has premiered on Cerys Matthews' BBC 6 Music program. Take a listen. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2011

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – “Senator”

You might've heard "Senator" live at a Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks show at some point. Here's the studio version from the forthcoming Mirror Traffic, the new album recorded by Beck in L.A. over the past couple of years/drummer Janet Weiss's last stand. The track sort of goes out to Anthony Weiner. More »

By: brandon / June 8, 2011

Stephen Malkmus Mirror Traffic Details

Matador announced Stephen Malkmus's latest album with The Jicks today via their Matablog. The record's called Mirror Traffic, and it was produced by Beck Hansen. Malkmus and Hansen recorded the album in early 2010, but because of Pavement's touring schedule, they put Mirror Traffic on hold until they had more time. Matador praises Stephe… More »

By: jessica / May 24, 2011

Pavement Play Colbert, Stephen Grills Stephen

"Gold Soundz" was not the best song of the '90s. It wasn't even Pavement's best song of the '90s. (I'll make that claim without leaving the confines of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, let alone their larger output from the decade.) Whatever the final score, the reunited group chose the track for their performance on ColbertMore »

By: brandon / September 21, 2010

Pavement – “Stereo” (Live At Coachella ’10)

This wasn't the band's first time playing "Stereo" this year, and it won't be the last, but witnessing Pavement reunited firsthand felt so good, if a bit lonely. This was my first Coachella (It'll be my 7th Bonnaroo in June), and I couldn't have gotten luckier with respect to the weather and my field… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2010

Pavement 2010 Reunion Begins In Auckland

Pavement launched their reunion tour today at Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand. There's a 13-hour time difference between Auckland/Brooklyn, so the show already happened. Since we're here: Honestly, I'd been kind of lukewarm on the reunion thing because I'm generally lukewarm on reunion things (I didn't bother buying tickets for the NYC shows at… More »

By: brandon / March 1, 2010

10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow's Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept. A decade later the album-recreation bit has become another salable gimmick for non-ATP acts trading on nostalgia to line their post-prime coffers, and even ATP has on occasion conferred the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2009

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks/The Fresh & Onlys @ The Echoplex, Los Angeles 7/25/09

Joining Malkmus and his Jicks at the Echoplex in L.A. on Saturday night were the recently loved Fresh & Onlys and Red Cortez. Stephen's amp started channeling a random Spanish language radio station, but he dryly quipped it was as a new Line 6 pedal. Joker. Photographer Andrew Youssef delivers these shots. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 27, 2009

Stephen Malkmus Is A Daytrotter

In today's session SM and his Jicks perform "Vanessa From Queens," "Elmo Delmo," and a cover of the James Gang's "Funk #49." Download at Daytrotter. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 30, 2009

Pavement Didn’t Reunite Over The Weekend

Almost, though! Details at Nashville Scene. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 23, 2009

Steve Malkmus Talks Fantasy Hoops

While we discuss fantasies about a Pavement reunion, Steve Malkmus gives the nerdy ins and outs of his fantasy "hoops" team ("Widespread Perkins") as well as the league he commissions. It's not all sports: SM also mentions his Jicks, his favorite live band (Endless Boogie), and words he's "generally against" (stew, husky, moist, cuddle). More »

By: brandon / January 14, 2009

Pavement May Or May Not Reunite

I've been cynical about the flurry of reunions in '08 (and, you'd assume, '09) because music has always seemed more enjoyable to me when it involves discovery, not nostalgia. Nostalgia is for my parents. That said, as we mentioned last year, Pavement may or may not get back together to relive their ramshackle live… More »

By: brandon / January 14, 2009

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks & Blitzen Trapper Cover James Gang

Adding another entry to the canon unexpected covers, Steve Malkmus & the Jicks teamed up with stage mates and fellow Portland residents Blitzen Trapper to put a spin on James Gang's James Gang Ride Again classic "Funk #49." The hootenanny took place at the Pageant in St. Louis this past Saturday. It involves a… More »

By: brandon / November 3, 2008

New Stephen Malkmus Video – “Gardenia”

Portland Filmmaker Dan Woods got a bunch of sorta-familiar indie rockers to sing "Gardenia," which is a fine backup plan when Stephen Malkmus is too much of a Jick to show up to his own video shoot. (J/K, Stevie.) Fortunately Portland is an indie rock theme park and a proven breeding round for fu… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2008

Lollapalooza 2008: Friday In Photos

One day into Lolla, and Radiohead have already made the trip worth it. Also Chuck Bass -- we saw him chilling in the media area. Kanye, Wilco, and Obama (ha) are on deck. Rest assured we are charging our camera batteries and will muscle our way through Grant Park's sell-out crowd to take too… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 2, 2008

New Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Astral Facial” (Live At The Siren Festival)

I was in the slightly cooler climes of Pitchfork, Illinois this past weekend and didn't make it to Siren Festival, but NYC Taper ably recorded Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' Real Emotional Trash-heavy set on Saturday, so I've been able to listen to that, minus extreme heat or the smell of funnel cake… More »

By: brandon / July 22, 2008

Islands And Annuals And Jicks: Siren Fest 2008 In Photos

I couldn't make Siren Festival this year and Amrit and Brandon were at Pitchfork, so ... how was it? Based on the photographic display from Kyle Dean Reinford I guess sweaty? How was the sound? Did you shoot the freak? After the jump, pics of every act who played the festival, along with some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008

Sasquatch 2008 In Photos Pt. 2

Our second and final Sasquatch! dispatch comes with fewer bands than Part One, but a deeper look at them. Last time we teased Wayne Coyne's ability to convince young girls to get on stage and dance naked during his U.F.O. party. This time we actually have some images to back it up. Also o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2008

Coachella: Saturday In Photos (Starring Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Death Cab, Kraftwerk, Portishead & Prince)

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Well, this was the best Saturday we've had in awhile. We started the day with an afternoon set by SM & the Jicks. Malkmus, properly protected from the UV rays in his shades, outback hat, and long-sleeved shirt rolled-up just so, tempered the heat with his as-usual funny between-song… More »

By: brandon / April 27, 2008