Stephen Malkmus: Groove Denied

Groove Denied

Stephen Malkmus

  • US $12.99  

  • Release Date 15 March 2019
  • In Stock
Product code
WIGCD452
Format
CD Album
Label
Domino Records

But Groove Denied is not a full-blown plunge into EDM or hiptronica. In fact, there aren’t any purely instrumental tracks on the album. Every song is precisely that: a song, featuring Malkmus staples like an artfully askew melody and an oblique lyric. Groove Denied is Stephen playing hooky from his customary way of going about things, jolting himself out of a routine. As Malkmus commented, “It’s fun to mess with things that you’re not supposed to.”

The title of first track to be released, ‘Viktor Borgia’, playfully merges the name of the comedian-pianist and the ruthless dynasty of Italo-Spanish nobles. With its stately melody and the almost-English-accented vocal, the coordinates here are early Human League or even Men Without Hats.

“I was thinking things like Pete Shelley’s ‘Homosapien’, the Human League, and DIY synth music circa 1982,” says Stephen, adding “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.”

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

More products from Stephen Malkmus

Stephen Malkmus: Groove Denied
Stephen Malkmus
Groove Denied
Vinyl LP
US $25.99
Dispatched within 5 days