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Sweet 16 archive podcast: Stephen Malkmus, the early hardcore years

From Straw Dogs to the start of Pavement

We’ve been digging through our Sweet 16 column recordings and thought we’d share a few oldies on the subscriber RSS feed.

Ahead of the return of Pavement this year, here’s an edit of my chat with Stephen Malkmus from back in early 2020.

It’s a bit of a crackly line from Stephen’s home in Portland, but don’t let that put you off hearing about his early hardcore bands and how stalling adult life led to the ultimate slacker rock band of all time.

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And if you fancy more Malkmus after that, he joined me on our Midnight Chats podcast back in 2019. Available on all podcast apps and here on the site.