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Stephen Malkmus shares “Xian Man” from new LP, announces tour (BV presale for NYC show)


Stephen Malkmus is releasing his “folkie” and “stoner feel” new album Traditional Techniques, on March 6 via Matador. He made the record with his old pal/former Matador labelmate Matt Sweeney (of Chavez, Zwan, etc) and The Decemberists’ Chris Funk, and he’s just shared a song from it, “Xian Man.” Listen to that below.

Stephen, Chris and Matt will be on tour this spring beginning March 31 in Minneapolis and wrapping up April 19 in Detroit. The NYC show happens April 13 at Webster Hall and tickets for that show go on BrooklynVegan presale today at noon. Use password TRADITIONAL.

If you miss out on the presale, tickets for Webster Hall go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 24 at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Malkmus is reuniting with Pavement at this year’s Primavera Sound.

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Traditional Techniques tracklist:
1. ACC Kirtan
2. Xian Man
3. The Greatest Own in Legal History
4. Cash Up
5. Shadowbanned
6. What Kind of Person
7. Flowin’ Robes
8. Brainwashed
9. Signal Western
10. Amberjack

Stephen Malkmus – 2020 Tour Dates
Tue 3/31 Minneapolis MN @ First Ave
Wed 4/1 Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall
Thu 4/2 Chicago IL @ Thalia Hall
Fri 4/3 Louisville KY @ Headliners
Sat 4/4 Nashville TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Sun 4/5 Atlanta GA @ Terminal West
Tue 4/7 Asheville NC @ Orange Peel
Wed 4/8 Carrboro NC @ Cats Cradle
Thurs 4/9 Richmond VA @ The National
Fri 4/10 Washington DC @ Black Cat
Sat 4/11 Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer
Mon 4/13 New York NY @ Webster Hall
Wed 4/15 Boston MA @ Royale
Thu 4/16 Montreal QC @ L’Astral
Fri 4/17 Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Sat 4/18 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Sun 4/19 Detroit MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

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