Meow That’s What I Call Music! Stephen Malkmus’s “Xian Man”
I haven’t really been keeping tabs on Stephen Malkmus lately but when his newest single off of his forthcoming solo record Traditional Techniques (3/6) crossed my path I was A. Surprised at the turn in direction his sound has taken (at least based on what I heard from Malkmus last which is admittedly not recent) and B. Immensely pleased with said turn in direction.
“Xian Man” sort of sounds like Malkmus covering a Velvet Underground song with some wicked psychedelic guitar licks (provided by Chavez’s Matt Sweeney). If this is what Malkmus’s new sound is then I am 100% on board.