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Stephen Malkmus Announces First Electronic Solo Album, Shares Video for New Song “Viktor Borgia”

Groove Denied Due Out March 15 via Matador

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Stephen Malkmus, erstwhile Pavement frontman, has announced a new solo album, Groove Denied, which is his first ever electronic music album and his first solo album since 2001, although he released a new album, Sparkle Hard, just last year with his band Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. He’s shared a video for the album’s first single, “Viktor Borgia.” He has also announced some solo tour dates. Check out the “Viktor Borgia” video below. It’s followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as the tour dates.

As Malkmus has said in various interviews, Matador weren’t exactly keen to release the album at first (hence its amusing title), but were up for it if he recorded and released a more guitar-based album first (thus Sparkle Hard). Groove Denied was mainly written in Berlin, but mainly recorded in Oregon.

Malkmus had this to say about “Viktor Borgia” in a press release: “Yes, I was thinking things like Pete Shelley’s ‘Homosapien,’ The Human League, and DIY synth music circa 1982, and also about how in the New Wave Eighties, these suburban 18-and-over dance clubs were where all the freaks would meet - a sanctuary.”

Malkmus had this to say about the album as a whole: “The electronic music side of the album, I wanted it to be sonically pre-Internet.”

Groove Denied Tracklist:

1. Belziger Faceplant
2. A Bit Wilder
3. Viktor Borgia
4. Come Get Me
5. Forget Your Place
6. Rushing The Acid Frat
7. Love The Door
8. Bossviscerate
9. Ocean of Revenge
10. Grown Nothing

Stephen Malkmus Tour Dates:

Jan 23 - Chicago IL @ Metro *
Jan 25 - Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
May 1 - Toronto ON @ The Great Hall ^
May 3 - Somerville MA @ Arts At The Armory ^
May 4 - Ardmore PA @ Ardmore Music Hall ^
May 5 - Washington DC @ Union Stage ^
May 7 - Austin TX @ 3TEN ACL Live ^
May 10 - Portland OR @ Doug Fir Louge ^
May 11 - Seattle WA @ Columbia City Theater ^
May 14 - San Francisco CA @ Swedish American Hall ^
May 15 - Los Angeles CA @ Lodge Room ^
May 30 - Barcelona ES @ Primavera Festival *
June 14 - Mannheim DE @ Maimarkt-Gelände *
June 19 - Paris FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique *

* denotes w/ The Jicks
^ denotes Malkmus solo

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January 22nd 2019

New Song nice