For all its visionary put-ons, Stephen Malkmus’ Traditional Techniques hums with sincerity. Aquarium Drunkard caught up with Malkmus on a typical quarantine day to discuss the new record, punks finding their various freak flags, and the status of the upcoming Pavement reunion.
“Some of these songs have this kind of ramshackle rhythm first of all, and it’ll kind of get into something and then kind of fall apart a bit.” This is […]
It’s interesting to see an artist well known for their role in a particular band reach the point in their solo career when they eventually release as many albums independently […]
August 23rd marks the release of Mirror Traffic , Stephen Malkmus’s fifth ‘solo’ album since the dissolution of Pavement in 1999. Produced by Beck, the LP is being described as his some […]
With Pavement on the road most of last year I almost forgot Malkmus had been fronting his other band, the Jicks, for nearly a decade. With his old band is […]
An AD reader recently reminded me of this great clip from 1966 of Dylan playing “Can’t Leave Her Behind”, filmed in a Glasgow hotel room with Robbie Robertson while on […]
Ahoy. Just returned to L.A. after a long weekend in Austin for the third annual Fun Fun Fun festivus, and, yes, as expected it was indeed “fun.” The vibe and atmosphere was very […]
God bless the “event album.” Each year I can (usually) look forward to a few of these by some of my favorite artists. Even now, in the era of instant-everything, […]