Few artists have the ability to write good songs at
such a whimsy as Stephen Malkmus. He possesses a unique talent shared
with his other '90s contemporaries Evan Dando and J Mascis.
Dark Wave is the accompanying single/EP to the recently released Pig Lib,
with the aptly suited Jicks.
The single itself is well-produced piece of sinister
dark-pop. While Dynamic Calories is a heartening nostalgic trip down
Pavement lane. Dark Wave features several tracks which didn't quite
make Pig Lib, aswell as a couple of live sweeties, which are a treat for
collecting Malkmus fans.
Fractions and Feelings is yet another warm alt-folk
reminder of the Malkmus music machine. Old Jerry drops a notch with a deep
Malkmus voiceover/sing along to a fantastic jazz-Americana 'out-take'. He can
do no wrong at the moment. "We want more!" will be the cry from Malkmus
adorers, which looks like the plan for now.