Stephen Malkmus Announces New Album ‘Traditional Techniques’, Shares ‘Xian Man’

Stephen Malkmus Announces New Album ‘Traditional Techniques’, Shares ‘Xian Man’
Stephen Malkmus has announced a new album, Traditional Techniques, out March 6th on Matador. This will be Malkmus’ third solo LP without the Jicks or Pavement, following 2001’s Stephen Malkmus and 2019’s Groove Denied.

Malkmus recorded the record with Chris Funk of The Decemberists and Matt Sweeney, who’s worked with Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Chavez.

The indie artist also shared the album’s lead single, “Xian Man,” on Wednesday. In a press statement, Malkmus referred to the song as “straight-up commune rock,” making reference to Christianity and using Afghani instrumentation amongst its 12-string guitar-picking.
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