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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week we talked with Mike Campbell, SUSS, and Stephen Malkmus; reviewed new albums from Megan Thee Stallion, Hypoluxo, and Aesop Rock; reviewed old albums from Kanye West, Robyn, Erykah Badu, and the New Pornographers; and chose the 10 best songs by Chris Stapleton, Mitski, and Grandaddy. Also Lil Yachty remade the Saved By The Bell theme song. Something for everyone. THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS #10  jzga Score:36 | Nov 16th don’t think this was the epi...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Georgia, Stephen Malkmus, Mtv, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Harry, Donald Trump, Morrissey, Bell, Shut Up Dude, Gladys Knight, Tom, Scott, LDR

The 40 Best New Bands Of 2020

In a year when it’s largely been impossible to see live music, a major source of discovering new artists has been eliminated. But music finds a way and plenty of acts have emerged over the last 12 months. Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look at the artists that make us most excited about the future of music and organize them into our annual Best New Bands list, in order to celebrate what they’ve already accomplished and highlight them as someone to keep an eye on moving forward. There are, a...
Tags: Music, UK, New York, London, Washington, La, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Park, Chicago, Stephen Malkmus, Sufjan Stevens, Brooklyn, Williams, Liverpool

Stephen Malkmus – “Juliefuckingette”

Stephen Malkmus has been on a hell of run, dropping three distinct albums in as many years. First came 2018's straightforwardly indie-rockin' Jicks offering Sparkle Hard, then 2019's loosely electronic solo joint Groove Denied, then this year's rootsy Traditional Techniques. That's a lot of music, but given the troves of bonus material that … More »
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Before he was a rock star, ‘Hollywood Park’ author spent his youth in a cult and at the racetrack

Mikel Jollett and his father had their first bonding experiences at the old Hollywood Park horse racing track in Inglewood. It wasn’t exactly an ideal hangout for youngsters, but little about Jollett’s early life could be considered normal. His parents were members of Synanon, a California rehab center-turned-cult, where babies were considered “children of the universe” and placed in an orphanage. The gambling venue and Jollett’s unorthodox upbringing are at the heart of the musician-writer’s co...
Tags: Books, Bruce Springsteen, Cook, California, Oregon, Sport, Stephen Malkmus, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, West Coast, Toni Morrison, Silver Lake, Southern California, Joan Baez

Stephen Malkmus Goes Folk on 'Traditional Techniques'

Malkmus seems to be tapping a wellspring of inspiration since recording Sparkle Hard with the Jicks in the summer of 2017. Traditional Techniques lands as another solid effort, the third album he's released, with or without the Jicks, since May of 2018. I say, Keep pace! How about a discursion into synthpop? A three-chord punk-rock party? Autotune-glazed R&B? I'll consume them all, though I can't be sure of the size of the minority this will put me in. Fandom leaves you blind like that. The b...
Tags: Music, Stephen Malkmus, Pavement, Music Review, Don, Indie Rock, Malkmus, Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Jicks, Matador Records, Folk Rock

Shorties (The International Man Booker Longlist, New Music from Palehound, and more)

The 2020 International Booker Prize longlist has been announced. Stream a new Palehound song. February's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $2.99 today: Willa & Hesper by Amy Feltman Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison broke down every track on her new album color theory at Pitchfork. Noisey also interviewed Allison. Paste recapped February's best books. Morning Edition profiled the band Talk Talk. Lily King talked books and reading with the New York Times. NPR Music and Pa...
Tags: Music, Stephen Malkmus, David, New York Times, Anne Enright, Chinatown, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Music, INXS, Palehound, Steve Earle, Erin Morgenstern, Edwidge Danticat, Patterson Hood, Enright, Charles Yu

Stephen Malkmus – “Shadowbanned”

With the release of "Xian Man" last month, Stephen Malkmus announced his third album in three years. Whereas 2018's Jicks effort Sparkle Hard presented something close to the classic indie rock sound Malkmus made his name on and 2019's Groove Denied was an electronically inclined solo endeavor, this year's Traditional Techniques finds the … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Malkmus, Malkmus, Jicks, Jan Lankisch

Watch Stephen Malkmus Play Unreleased Song “Brainwashed” In Acoustic Take Away Show

Once and future Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus announced a new album last month. Traditional Techniques, the follow-up to last year's electronic solo album Groove Denied and 2018's Jicks LP Sparkle Hard, is a collection of folk-rock songs recorded with Matt Sweeney and the Decemberists' Chris … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Malkmus, Chris, Matt Sweeney, Jicks

Shorties (N.K. Jemisin Profiled, New Music from Waxahatchee, and more)

The New Yorker profiled author N.K. Jemisin. Jemisin is black, in her mid-forties, and wears her hair in dreadlocks. In her author photo, she gazes sternly at the camera, as if ready for literary combat. In person, she is much warmer, but she likes the picture. Typically, at the center of her fiction, there is a character with coiled strength. Jemisin, who has a degree in psychology, is interested in power and in systems of subjugation. In her books, the oppressed often possess an enormous c...
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Stephen Malkmus – “Xian Man”

Stephen Malkmus is about to release his third album in three years. Following 2018's Sparkle Hard alongside his longtime band the Jicks and 2019's electronically inclined solo effort Groove Denied, the once and future Pavement frontman will allegedly take a rootsy tack with … More »
Tags: Music, Stephen Malkmus, Matt Sweeney, Chris Funk, Jicks

Endless Boogie – “Jerome” (Feat. Stephen Malkmus & Matt Sweeney)

There exists a subset of indie rock artists I associate with record store clerks and collectors. Usually it's a bit skuzzier and meaner than whatever's popping in the indie mainstream, maintaining that old aversion to selling out or even crossing over. This music tends to be worshipful toward rock's ragtag early days and an expansive … More »
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Watch Stephen Malkmus & Bob Nastanovich Cover David Berman Songs At Birthday Tribute Show

Yesterday would have been David Berman's 53rd birthday and a number of different tribute shows took place around the US in his honor. In Portland, Pavement members Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich -- both were also occasionally in Silver Jews -- performed a handful of tracks on a bill that also include William … More »
Tags: Video, Music, US, Stephen Malkmus, Portland, William, Speedy Ortiz, Craig Finn, David Berman, Silver Jews, Bob Nastanovich, Purple Mountains

Stephen Malkmus & Bob Nastanovich Set For David Berman Tribute Show In Portland

Earlier this year, the Silver Jews and Purple Mountains mastermind David Berman, one of the most beloved writers in the history of American indie rock, died by suicide at the age of 52. Since then, there have been a great many fond remembrances of Berman, from a Tennessee Titans scoreboard message … More »
Tags: Music, News, Stephen Malkmus, Tennessee, Portland, Pavement, Berman, William Tyler, David Berman, Silver Jews, Bob Nastanovich, Purple Mountains

Stef Chura – “How To Rent A Room” (Silver Jews Cover)

Stef Chura has joined the ranks of musicians who've paid tribute to the late David Berman by covering his songs. Since Berman's death back in August, lots of artists have put their own spin on his music with Silver Jews and Purple Mountains: collaborators such as Stephen Malkmus and More »
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Pavement Playing Only 2020 Reunion Shows At Primavera Barcelona & Porto

Just last week, Stephen Malkmus conceded that another Pavement reunion is "realistic." And now, it's already confirmed: The iconic '90s indie rock band are reuniting for two shows at the Primavera Sound Festivals in Barcelona and Porto, Spain next year. And those will be the only two shows they play all year. More »
Tags: Music, News, Barcelona, Stephen Malkmus, Pavement, Porto, Primavera Sound Festival, Porto Spain, Primavera Barcelona, Primavera Sound Festivals

Courtney Love Says Hole Are “Definitely Talking About” A Reunion

It's reunion season, apparently! Last week, Stephen Malkmus said another Pavement reunion is “realistic.” Sleater-Kinney will soon return with their first album since 2015. And now, Courney Love says Hole are "definitely talking about" a reunion. The band have been on hiatus since 2002. They recently spoke to the More »
Tags: Music, News, Stephen Malkmus, Courtney Love, Hole, Sleater Kinney, Courney Love

Stephen Malkmus Concedes Another Pavement Reunion Is “Realistic”

Stephen Malkmus co-founded the hugely influential indie rock band Pavement with Scott Kannberg in 1989. They broke up a decade later and reunited for a tour in 2010. Two years ago, in an interview with the Italian podcast Radio Cittá Del Capo, Kannberg mentioned the possibility of the band getting back … More »
Tags: Music, News, Stephen Malkmus, Pavement, Scott Kannberg, Capo Kannberg

Hear New Songs By Stephen Malkmus, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, & More For T Magazine’s Culture Issue

T, the New York Times' style magazine, has just launched their latest issue, which is centered around culture and bears the tagline "America 2024." The issue is made up of 15 plays that imagine what the country will be like in five years, including one centered around a character meant to … More »
Tags: Music, America, Stephen Malkmus, Billy, Bonnie Prince Billy, Kelsey Lu, Meg Baird, T Magazine, New York Times Style Magazine, Stephen Malkmus Bonnie

Shorties (An Interview with Nathan Englander, An Excerpt from a New Book About Kurt Cobain, and more)

Literary Hub interviewed author Nathan Englander. Englander also recommended books on transformations at BookMarks. Rolling Stone featured an excerpt from Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, by former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg. March's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston eBook on sale for $2.99 today: The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Love R.I.P., singer-songwrite...
Tags: Music, New York, Stephen Malkmus, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Scott Walker, Frank Sinatra, Kurt Cobain, Graham Greene, Mikal Cronin, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Jacob, Laura Stevenson, Michael J Seidlinger

The best new music this week: Karen O with Danger Mouse, and more

Looking for the best new music? Each week, we find the most compelling new releases just for you. This week, we have new music from Karen O with Danger Mouse, Snarky Puppy, Stephen Malkmus, and Zacari. The post The best new music this week: Karen O with Danger Mouse, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
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New Music Friday: Our Top 5 Albums Out March 15

Karen O teams with Danger Mouse, Stephen Malkmus rushes the "acid frat," and The Cinematic Orchestra releases its first album in 12 years.(Image credit: Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist)
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Stephen Malkmus – “Come Get Me”

So far the rollout for Stephen Malkmus' upcoming Groove Denied -- the electronic solo album Matador Records originally shelved in favor of last year's wheelhouse indie rocker Sparkle Hard -- has given us some memorable images. The "Viktor Borgia" video had Malkmus dancing alone in a club plus a digital version … More »
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Shorties (A Literary Guide to the Oscars, Stream the New Hand Habits Album, and more)

The New York Times shared a literary guide to the Oscars. NPR Music is streaming Hand Habits' new album, Placeholder. February's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene Stream a new Stephen Malkmus song. BuzzFeed shared Nicole Dennis-Benn's essay from the anthology The Good Immigrant. The Current recommended music documentaries. Paste shared an excerpt from Augusten Burroughs' forthcoming memoir, Toil & Trouble. NPR Music ...
Tags: Music, Stephen Malkmus, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Augusten Burroughs, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Music, Isaac Mizrahi, Marissa Nadler, Sam Lipsyte, Radical Face, Aquarium Drunkard Electric Literature, New York Times Stream, Mira Jacob, Hanif Abdurraqib

Spiral Stairs – “The Fool”

Stephen Malkmus isn't the only Pavement alum exploring new sounds on his new record. As heard on last month's "HYP-NO-TIZED," co-founder Scott Kannberg has lately been refining his sound under the name Spiral Stairs. More »
Tags: Music, Stephen Malkmus, Premiere, Spiral Stairs, Scott Kannberg

Stephen Malkmus – “Rushing The Acid Frat” Video

Stephen Malkmus has shared an arch, psychedelic new video and song. That track is "Rushing The Acid Frat," the second single from his upcoming electronically-tinged album Groove Denied, which was previously shelved by Matador. His last full-length was last year’s Sparkle Hard with the Jicks. We shared Groove Denied’s last single, “More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Malkmus, Jicks, Robert Strange, James Papper

Stephen Malkmus Announces Surprise Electronic Album; Shares "Viktor Borgia" Video

In a departure from his legendary indie-rock roots, Stephen Malkmus has announced a new solo electronic project, Groove Denied.(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)
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Spiral Stairs – “HYP-NO-TIZED”

It's Pavement solo album announce day! This morning, Stephen Malkmus announced his first non-Jicks solo album since his 2001 self-titled debut, an electronic offering called Groove Denied. And now his Pavement co-founder Spiral Stairs, aka Scott Kannberg, is here to detail his own new LP. More »
Tags: Music, Stephen Malkmus, Spiral Stairs, Scott Kannberg

Shorties (An Interview with Haruki Murakami, Memorable Covers of Daniel Johnston Songs, and more)

Haruki Murakami talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue. Stereogum shared memorable covers of Daniel Johnston songs. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for$1.99 toda...
Tags: Music, Stephen Malkmus, David, Haruki Murakami, Annie Proulx, Marlon James, Broken Social Scene, Sharon Van Etten, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Music, Daniel Johnston, Chris Cohen, Karen Thompson Walker, Akwaeke Emezi, Mesha Maren, Nicole Chung Freshwater