Stephen Malkmus returns with "Rushing the Acid Frat", the vibrant second single from his first solo album in 18 years, Groove Denied.
The hallucinogenic new single sees Malkmus utilise his signature gritty rocker sound, teamed with his exploration of warped electronica which Groove Denied is built on.
In his own words, Malkmus describes the new single as a "Star Wars bar scene in such a frat … it’s kinda 12-bar but gigged with psych lyrics."
"Rushing the Acid Frat" is his first single since last month's "Viktor Borgia".
Groove Denied is Malkmus' first solo LP since his 2001 self-titled release. Expanding on his new album, Malkmus offers, "It’s fun to mess with things that you’re not supposed to."
Using only Ableton Live, drum machines, and plug-in FX, Malkmus explains the process reminds him of when his kids "used to make these girls on my iPhone - choosing hair colour, dresses, etc. That intuitive swipe and grab thing. Chop and move the waves. Apple computer scroll style of thinking." While his exploration into electronic sounds is new for Malkmus, he explains he "wanted it to be sonically pre-Internet".