Stephen Malkmus Announces New Album

Stephen Malkmus is back with the new single “Xian Man” to announce his new album, Traditional Techniques, out March 6th via Matador Records.

This latest album is only Malkmus’ third solo album. The album was created by Portland’s Halfling Studio engineer/arranger in-residence, Chris Funk, who is also a member of the Portland band The Decemberists. Matt Sweeney plays guitar throughout the album.

Stephen Malkmus will have a string of tour dates, listed below. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 24th at 10am local time.

The touring band will featureMalkmus (vocals, guitar), Funk (pedal steel, keys), Sweeney (guitar), Brad Truax (bass), and Jake Morris (drums), and occassionally joined bu Qais Essar (rabab) and Eric Zang (kaval, udu, daf).

Traditional Techniques cover artwork.

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

By Antonio Villaseñor-Baca

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