It's another twist from the American songwriter...

Stephen Malkmus has announced plans for new album 'Traditional Techniques'.

2020 promises to be a big year for the American songwriter, who will lead Pavement back out onstage at Primavera.

Now operating without long-time solo partners The Jicks, this new solo freedom has led to some curious experiments.

Take new LP 'Traditional Techniques'. Out on March 6th, the press note bills it as "new phase folk music for new phase folks" while the list of collaborators featuring some fresh voices.

The 10 song set lands shortly, with Stephen Malkmus sharing the surreal, simple, and curiously affecting new song 'Xian Man'.

Tune in below.


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

Photo Credit: Samuel Gehrke and Chris Shonting

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