Barely a year on from Malkmus and The Jicks' Sparkle Hard record, the former Pavement frontman delivers a new teaser to his next project, Groove Denied.

Last week saw a new Instagram account set up for Groove Denied featuring a staggered cover broken up into nine tiles, with each one delivering a snippet of some new Malkmus sounds.

Now Matador, Malkmus' label, have shared another teaser, this time with Malkmus performing a section of a new track, which seems to have a similar instrumental as some of the tiles on the Groove Denied Instagram.

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It's unclear if Groove Denied is Malkmus' next album, or just a new single. While we wait to find out, revisit our Nine Songs with Stephen Malkmus.