Published Feb 27, 2020Stephen Malkmus is set to return with a new solo effort called Traditional Techniques next month. He's already announced a hefty batch of tour dates, and now he's promoting the album with a star-studded video.
Directed by Jan Lankisch, the video sees the Pavement singer's likeness get obfuscated by digital technology. As Lankisch explained, "The video was inspired by reading about female singers and musicians who were photoshopped from their album covers by an Iranian music streaming site."
The full list of guests in the video includes Mac DeMarco, Jason Schwartzman, Kim Gordon, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Conor Oberst, Orono Noguchi, Eric Koston, Mary Lattimore, Joe Beddia, Matt Korvette, Jake Morris, Polly Roche, Keshav Purushotham, Sharmila Banerjee, Lucía Castellanos, Charlotte Gfeller, Qais Essar, Maple Judd, Lia Wang, Lara Vinciguerra, Pernille Krogvig and Frederike Wetzels.
Watch the video for "Shadowbanned" below, where you'll also find Malkmus's upcoming tour dates.
Traditional Techniques arrives on March 6 via Matador.
03/31 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
04/01 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
04/02 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
04/03 Louisville, KY - Headliners
04/04 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
04/05 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
04/07 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04/08 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
04/09 Richmond, VA - The National
04/10 Washington, DC - Black Cat
04/11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/13 New York, NY - Webster Hall
04/15 Boston, MA - Royale
04/16 Montreal, QC - L'Astral
04/17 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
04/18 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
04/19 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
06/26 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
06/27 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
06/28 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
06/30 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
07/01 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
07/02 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
07/03 Santa Fe, NM - TBD
07/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
07/08 Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre
07/09 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
07/11 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre