Stephen Malkmus

Interviews

Why Indie Rock Fifty-Somethings Are Going Synthpop

Decades into their careers, rock 'n' roll journeymen from seminal bands like Guided By Voices and Pavement are discovering the subversive joys of making electronic music.
Gary Suarez
3.26.19
blind spots

Stephen Malkmus Listens to LCD Soundsystem: “It’s a Dance-Rock Workout”

Ahead of the release of his experimental electronic album, 'Groove Denied,' Stephen Malkmus listens to LCD Soundsystem's 2005 self-titled album for the first time.
Josh Terry
1.30.19
Interviews

Stephen Malkmus Isn't Horsing Around Anymore

On 'Sparkle Hard,' the Jicks frontman takes modern life in stride. We talk to indie's Founding Father about the new album, short attention spans, and his budding romance with Auto-Tune.
Andrea Domanick
5.21.18
New music

Stephen Malkmus and Kim Gordon Have a Country-Pop Song, Y'All

"Refute," taken from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new album 'Sparkle Hard,' is a twangy pop song that keeps a little jaggedness.
Alex Robert Ross
4.26.18
Interviews

Stains on the Sidewalk: We Downed Beers in Chinatown with Former Pavement Bassist Mark Ibold

"It was never a band that really practiced much."
Jordan N. Mamone
8.13.15
Music

Watch Jarvis Cocker and Stephen Malkmus Perform at Our 20th Anniversary Party

Last month, VICE turned the big 2-0, so we threw a huge party to celebrate. Everybody from Lil Wayne to Jonah Hill performed, and we filmed the entire thing. Now, we're releasing the whole shebang on YouTube.
VICE Staff
1.23.15
we saw this

Braving the Polar Vortex for Stephen Malkmus’ “Cinnamon and Lesbians” Ice Cream

Cold Soundz.
VICE Staff
1.8.14
Features

Noisey Tidbits Roundup

Flaming Lips are releasing anatomically correct chocolate hearts for Valentines Day and Swim Deep released a beautiful new single.
Ryan Bassil
2.8.13