Stephen Malkmus


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
stream of the crop

Scarlxrd's Unreal Scream-Raps and 10 Other Albums for Heavy Rotation

Caustic metal, moving trap, and plastic electronics fill out this week's essential listening
Noisey Staff
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
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Methodist Hospital's Goofy Apocalypse

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the Chicago rock quartet's 'Giants,' Rolling Blackouts C.F.'s 'Hope Downs,' and a handful of other indie notables.
Robert Christgau
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 14 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

A breakout album from Lil Baby, a self-critical record from Courtney Barnett, and a wordy reckoning from Parquet Courts top this week's list of essential new projects.
Alex Robert Ross
Colin Joyce
Shaad D’Souza
Dan Ozzi
David Anthony

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
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

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

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

The Scenes of Vice's 20th Birthday Bash: Wu Tang, Weezy, and More!

We celebrated with Lil Wayne, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill, and Andrew W.K.
Noisey Staff

My Favorite Soundtrack: 'SubUrbia'

The 1996 Giovanni Ribisi film is not good, it's not bad, it's just depressing. Killer songs though.
Paul Blest
we saw this

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

Cold Soundz.
VICE Staff