Stephen Malkmus really is releasing an electronic album, announces tour, shares new video for “Rushing the Acid Frat”

Stephen Malkmus really is releasing an electronic album, announces tour, shares new video for “Rushing the Acid Frat”
Photo: Robbie Augspurger

After unleashing the hottest new move in the club with his video for “Viktor Borgia” — the lead single off his upcoming solo electronic album Groove Denied — Stephen Malkmus is at it again. Yes, the Malk Man hath returned with another new video for another new Groove Denied cut, “Rushing the Acid Frat.”

While not as immediately “electronic” in a “Malkmus lives in a computer now” sense as its predecessor single, “Rushing the Acid Frat” does have a psychedelic, glitchy vibe that feels a part of the same whole. The Robert Strange and James Papper directed clip features an animated Malkmus — an animalkmus — strolling the streets of our planet and beyond, taking in the trippy sights along the way. He even gets the sun to sing backing vocals for him at one point. What a get!

Groovy Steve has also updated his upcoming slate of tour dates, adding more stops, and announcing supporting acts. Some shows will be solo with support from Eleanor Friedberger and Mary Lattimore, dates later in the run will be with the Jicks, and one will just be a conversation at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Basically, whatever your preferred mode of Malkmus — solo artist, band man, guy who speaks — you have opportunities to experience it in the coming months.

Check out the video for “Rushing the Acid Frat,” as well as all of the upcoming Malkmus tour dates, down below. Groove Denied is out March 15 via Matador Records and can be pre-ordered here.

04.30.19 — New York, NY — 92Y In-Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Michael Hogan
05.01.19 — Toronto, ON — The Great Hall ^ #
05.02.19 — New York, NY — The Kitchen ^
05.03.19 — Somerville, MA @ Arts At The Armory ^ # - SOLD OUT
05.04.19 — Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music Hall ^ #
05.05.19 — Washington, DC — Union Stage ^ #
05.07.19 — Austin, TX — 3TEN ACL Live ^
05.08.19 — Chicago, IL — Art Institute Of Chicago - Fullerton Hall ^
05.10.19 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge ^ - SOLD OUT
05.11.19 — Seattle, WA — Columbia City Theater ^
05.14.19 — San Francisco, CA — Swedish American Hall ^ %
05.15.19 — Los Angeles, CA — Lodge Room ^ % - SOLD OUT
05.16.19 — Los Angeles, CA — Lodge Room ^
05.30.19 — Barcelona, ES — Primavera Festival *
05.31.19 — Nimes, FR — This Is Not A Love Song *
06.06-09.19 — Helsinki, FI — Sideways Festival *
06.14-16.19 — Mannheim, DE — Maifeld Derby Festival *
06.19.19 — Paris, FR — La Gaîté Lyrique *

* The Jicks
^ Solo
# Eleanor Friedberger
% Mary Lattimore

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