Posted in music on August 21, 2011

Malkmus

In the Hollywood office of Mr. Hansen's managers, decorated with Sonic Youth posters, "Ghost World" action figures and framed portraits of Donna Summer and Valerie Bertinelli, [Stephen and Beck] were longtime peers turned improbable elder statesmen. Once alt-rock upstarts, both are now married and fathers of young children, each with a kid named after a day of the week. (Mr. Malkmus has a daughter named Sunday, and Mr. Hansen's daughter is named Tuesday.)

It seems fitting that their first collaboration should arrive at a moment when nostalgia for the pop culture of the 1990s -- witness the 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana's "Nevermind," the planned MTV revival of "Beavis and Butt-Head" and yes, the recent Pavement reunion tour -- is approaching peak capacity faster than you can say "Reality Bites."
[NY Times]

Their first collaboration refers to the new Beck-produced Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks album "Mirror Traffic" which you can stream in full at NPR. It's out via Matador Records on Tuesday (8/23)

The Jicks head out on tour with Holy Sons in September, but you can catch Stephen much sooner at two NYC in-stores this Thursday (8/25).

"No One Is (As I Are Am)" is the first video from Mirror Traffic, and you can watch it below...

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Comments (49)

Kewl

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 12:33 PM

wow cool tell me more!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 12:36 PM

who gives a shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 12:44 PM

I can't believe he had the gall to make a new Pavement WITHOUT any of the members of Pavement! This is insulting!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 12:45 PM

cool story bro

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 1:13 PM

those poor kids. I hate artists :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 1:24 PM

Beck > Malkmus. Sorry.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 1:45 PM

It is good that Malkmus made so much $ from reunion he can now live in Europe.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 1:47 PM

Where will he go South of France? Ibiza?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 1:48 PM

A New York Times article and an album streaming on NPR. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little over the stale middle-aged upscale white liberalness of it all. Volvo Rock! Can brunch be far behind?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 2:01 PM

Hopefully somewhere nice. He's worked hard and sold lot's of mediocre meandering indie rock albums and played a clown shit load of shows. His bank account is probably still laughable compared to Beck's.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 2:05 PM

I'd listen to this with some eggs benny and a peach bellini.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 2:11 PM

2:01 lol it's about beck and pavement, if you were vibing out to that shit as a young teen then 2011 = past time for you two have a reasonable income/mortgage/a subscription to the weekender

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 2:25 PM

Malkmus is way > Beck, you clod.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 2:32 PM

man, i can't believe he has the NERVE to still write music. or reunite pavement. or break-up pavement. or be white. or name his chldren without consulting the anonymous comments on BV. what a putz.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 2:50 PM

^ Malkmus would be ashamed of the dimwitted heavy hand of your sarcasm. He deserves to have smart people sticking up for him, not dullards.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 3:05 PM

has anyone ever been named wednesday or thursday?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 3:06 PM

Ah, Wednesday. The hump day jokes would start around age 14 I'm thinking.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 3:10 PM

Next kid is going to be named Pugslie, just wait.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 3:29 PM

Mellow Gold > Slanted & Enchanted

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 3:45 PM

"dimwitted heavy hand"

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 4:04 PM

Beck is clown shit! Give me a break!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 5:13 PM

Midnite Vultures > Terror Twilight

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 5:19 PM

2 clumps clown shit > 1 clump clown shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 5:40 PM

anything > Brighten The Corners

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 5:42 PM

Beck is the Simon to Malkmus' Garfunkel

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 5:53 PM

Beck aint got no soul

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 6:03 PM

More BV Investigative Reporting!
I smell Pulitzer!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 6:11 PM

Beck is clowntology shit! Give me a break!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 6:16 PM

Brooklyn Vegan. The only place where you get bitched out for not being sarcastic enough.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 6:33 PM

sarcasim is clown shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 6:48 PM

Expressing love for the hummus = not sarcasm.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 7:47 PM

Chick peas are clown dingleberries.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 8:30 PM

How can David Berman be friends with a dildo like Malkmus?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 8:38 PM

^ Because he's clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 8:57 PM

Ok. ENOUGH with the clown shit comments!!! Malkmus is a genius. Period.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 9:01 PM

Sea Change = best record of the '00s

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 9:04 PM

Hey 9:01, Go eat clown shit you pile of clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 9:09 PM

KID CUDI / ALOE BLACC / DJ IRIE / TAMARA SKY playing TERMINAL 5 on JUNE 13 - event includes OPEN BACARDI BAR. tickets guarantee admission

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 9:35 PM

Kristin Stewart pussy queefs > Charlie the Banana King > clown shit > Beck / Malkmus

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 9:49 PM

Frohawk is Super Queen ... normal fags (like Al Gore) can tolerate gerbils up the culo, but Frohawk takes the Honey Badger up there

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 10:15 PM

I coined a meme on BV! I can now retire in peace!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2011 11:30 PM

Hotels Worldwide!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 12:50 AM

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Posted by bwyta fy dick | August 22, 2011 2:39 AM

@11:30
only one? you're still bush league; keep coming.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 6:52 AM

sweet, the kid cudi poster is back with more comments.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 8:21 AM

i call bull shit on the chilis order online banners...there aint no chilis in brooklyn or nyc.

what's up w that?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 8:22 AM

What's with all the Al Gore references around here? Leave the crazed sex poodle alone!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 8:22 AM

Hey 11:30, don't count your chickens. "Clown Shit" is a loooong way from being inducted into the BV Hall of Fame.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 9:00 AM

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