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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…   Read Story »
"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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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.   Read Story »
Almost, though! Details at Nashville Scene.   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »