Stephen Malkmus: “I heard Parquet Courts and I thought it was Pavement”

Former Pavement frontman also reveals his disdain for Spotify

Stephen Malkmus has revealed that he’s a fan of New York band Parquet Courts – and added that they remind him of his former band Pavement.

Asked by Rolling Stone whether he had heard Parquet Courts, Malkmus said: “Those guys are cool. I was in this hamburger place the other day in Portland – they were playing the Parquet Courts record and I thought it was Pavement.”

The singer, who now performs with his band the Jicks, also revealed his disdain for Spotify. He described the streaming service as “evil”, but then added: “I think it sucks. That doesn’t mean my music isn’t on there, though. I’m against a lot of things that I do in life, and I still do them, so there’s a lot of self-deception in all our lives. At least in the life of an unprincipled musician.”


Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks recently revealed that they would release a special ice cream named after their track ‘Cinnamon and Lesbians’. The band are churning the frozen treat to mark the release of their new album ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ on January 7.

‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Mirror Traffic’ and will be released on January 6, 2014. The band will play four UK dates next year (2014), starting at Leeds Brudenell on January 13, followed by Glasgow Oran Mor on January 14, Manchester Gorilla on January 15 and London Forum on January 16.

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