Onetime Pavement frontperson Stephen Malkmus returns to action with the album Traditional Techniques, on March 6 on Matador Records. The album is his third recod without Pavement or his follow-up backing band, the Jicks. It's described as a new path from 2018's Jicks release, Sparkle Hard and 2019's solo Groove Denied.
Inspiration began while recording Sparkle Hard and progressed to include new instrumentation, modern folk, and Malkmus' unique voice.
The record's release will be followed by a North American tour. Watch a video for "Xian Man" below.
Traditional Techniques Track list:
1. ACC Kirtan
2. Xian Man
3. The Greatest Own in Legal History
4. Cash Up
6. What Kind of Person
7. Flowin’ Robes
9. Signal Western
Stephen Malkmus Tour Dates:
Tue. March 31 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Wed. April 1 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Thu. April 2 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Fri. April 3 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners
Sat. April 4 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Sun. April 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Tue. April 7 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Wed. April 8 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Thu. April 9 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Fri. April 10 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sat. April 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Mon. April 13 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Wed. April 15 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Thu. April 16 - Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
Fri. April 17 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Sat. April 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Sun. April 19 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
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