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Stephen Malkmus - Stream the New Album

Groove Denied Out Now via Matador

Mar 15, 2019
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Stephen Malkmus, erstwhile Pavement frontman, has released a new solo album, Groove Denied, today via Matador. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Malkmus' upcoming tour dates.

Groove Denied is billed as Malkmus' his first ever electronic music album, although "Come Get Me" is hardly a dance music song. It's also his first solo album since 2001, although he released a new album, Sparkle Hard, just last year with his band Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. Previously Malkmus shared videos for Groove Denied's first three singles: "Viktor Borgia," "Rushing the Acid Frat," and "Come Get Me."

As Malkmus has said in various interviews, Matador weren't exactly keen to release the album at first (hence its amusing title), but were up for it if he recorded and released a more guitar-based album first (thus Sparkle Hard). Groove Denied was mainly written in Berlin, but mainly recorded in Oregon.

Malkmus had this to say about "Viktor Borgia" in a previous press release: "Yes, I was thinking things like Pete Shelley's 'Homosapien,' The Human League, and DIY synth music circa 1982, and also about how in the New Wave Eighties, these suburban 18-and-over dance clubs were where all the freaks would meet - a sanctuary."

Malkmus had this to say about the album as a whole: "The electronic music side of the album, I wanted it to be sonically pre-Internet."

Stephen Malkmus Tour Dates:

April 30 - New York NY @ 92Y In-Conversation with Vanity Fair's Michael Hogan
May 1 - Toronto ON @ The Great Hall ^ # - SOLD OUT
May 2 - New York NY @ The Kitchen (early show) ^ - SOLD OUT
May 2 - New York NY @ The Kitchen (late show) ^ - SOLD OUT
May 3 - Somerville MA @ Arts At The Armory ^ # - SOLD OUT
May 4 - Ardmore PA @ Ardmore Music Hall ^ #
May 5 - Washington DC @ Union Stage ^ #
May 7 - Austin TX @ 3TEN ACL Live ^
May 8 - Chicago IL @ Art Institute Of Chicago - Fullerton Hall ^ $ - SOLD OUT
May 10 - Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^ - SOLD OUT
May 11 - Seattle WA @ Columbia City Theater ^
May 14 - San Francisco CA @ Swedish American Hall ^ %
May 15 - Los Angeles CA @ Lodge Room ^ % - SOLD OUT
May 16 - Los Angeles CA @ Lodge Room ^
May 30 - Barcelona ES @ Primavera Festival *
May 31 - Nimes FR @ This Is Not A Love Song *
June 2 - Hilvarenbeek NL @ Best Kept Secret *
June 4 - Sint-Niklaas BE @ De Casino *
June 5 - Hamburg DE @ Knust *
June 7 - Stockholm SE @ Debaser Strand *
June 8 - Helsinki FI @ Sideways Festival *
June 11 -  Oslo NO @ Parkteatret *
June 12 - Bergen NO @ Bergenfest *
June 14 - Copenhagen DK @ Lille (Little) Vega *
June 15 - Duisburg DE @ Traumzeit Festival *
June 16 - Mannheim DE @ Maifeld Derby Festival *
June 18 - Kortrijk BE @ De Kreun *
June 19 - Paris FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique *

* denotes w/ The Jicks
^ denotes Malkmus solo
# denotes Eleanor Friedberger supporting
$ denotes Tim Midyett supporting
% denotes Mary Lattimore supporting

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Gurudongmar Lake
March 18th 2019
11:39pm

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Jagannath
May 4th 2019
11:33pm

Loved the article. Keep it up.