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Stephen Malkmus Debuts Two New Songs at First Live Show Since 2019

Pavement frontman also played Traditional Techniques tracks live for the first time

Stephen Malkmus showcased two new songs at a concert in Portland, the musician’s first show since 2019. Performing at venue the Alberta Abbey, Malkmus and his band also played Pavement’s “Father To A Sister Of Thought.”

The new songs, titled “MTV” and “Making Friends,” have yet to be officially released. The tracks mark Malkmus’ first new music since his 2020 album Traditional Techniques, a collection of folk tunes on which he plays a 12-string acoustic guitar, and the album B-side “Juliefuckingette.”

Pavement first teased this reunion back in June 2019, announcing at the time that they would reunite for the 2020 edition of Primavera Sound before heading off on a European tour. Those shows were eventually called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it wasn’t until recently that Pavement confirmed they still planned to return to the road in 2022.

Tickets for all Pavement shows are on sale now, with information available via Pavement’s website.

From Rolling Stone US