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Have you heard the new Stephen Malkmus album?

Stephen Malkmus of Pavement is out with new album with new(er) Portland-based band The Jicks.
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Stephen Malkmus of Pavement is out with new album with new(er) Portland-based band The Jicks.

If you were into indie rock in the '90s, you might be familiar with a band called Pavement.

Jerad Walker of OPB music reminded us that Pavement was led by a guy named Stephen Malkmus. And Malkmus is still making music, still sounding a little like that band you loved back in the day.

“After they packed it up more than two decades ago, Malkmus moved to Portland and he launched a solo career here in town with his band The Jicks,” Walker said.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are out with a new album today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9KQP3Cbt_g

“It’s a pretty natural extension of Pavement’s sound," Walker said. "His signature sound is kind of off kilter. Guitars might be tuned a little flat, Stephen’s voice might not reach the note that he’s looking for. And in true Malkmus fashion, this release is filled with lyrics that are a mystery. His lyrical style is one fascinating vignette after another.”

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks will perform in Seattle's Neptune Theater on Aug. 4

You can follow more new music from the Pacific Northwest on KUOW’s Spotify playlist.

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