Stephen Malkmus Announces New Album ‘Groove Denied’ & Shares Single

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Stephen Malkmus will release Groove Denied on March 15 via Matador Records. The 10-track effort is Malkmus’ first solo album since 2001 and marks his foray into the world of electronic music. Malkmus shared the video for the LP’s lead single “Viktor Borgia.”

The bulk of the material was written while Malkmus was living in Berlin in the early 2000s and inspired by the techno music of the city’s club scene. A nine-date solo tour was announced in support of the record that kicks off on May 1 at The Great Hall in Toronto. The East Coast leg of the tour features shows in Somerville, Massachusetts; Ardmore, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. The tour then heads west to Austin, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco before wrapping on May 15 at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles.

“It’s kind of funny to mess with stuff you’re not supposed to mess with,” Malkmus stated. “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.”

Watch the video for “Viktor Borgia” below:

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

Tour Dates for
Stephen Malkmus

  • Apr
    30
    2019
  • May
    1
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    2
    2019
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    3
    2019
  • May
    4
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  • May
    5
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    7
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    8
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    10
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    11
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  • May
    14
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  • May
    15
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  • May
    16
    2019
    • Rambla Prim 2-4
    • Barcelona SPA
    • Spain
    May
    30
    2019
    • Nimes
    • France
    May
    31
    2019
    • Beekse Bergen 1
    • Hilvarenbeek 5081
    • Netherlands
    Jun
    2
    2019
    • Nordenskiöldinkatu
    • Helsinki 00250
    • Finland
    Jun
    8
    2019
    • Bergen
    • Norway
    Jun
    12
    2019
  • Sep
    14
    2019
  • Sep
    18
    2019