Watch Stephen Malkmus’ “Rushing The Acid Frat”

Stephen Malkmus will release long-lost album Groove Denied on March 15th. Today he has released the video, for the trippy “Rushing The Acid Frat.”
Stephen Malkmus "Rushing The Acid Frat"

Stephen Malkmus will release long-lost album Groove Denied on March 15th via Matador Records. Today he has released the video, for the trippy “Rushing The Acid Frat.” The song title, inspired by Stephen’s memories of a specific student fraternity (think less beer-pong-bros, more “Grateful Dead druggy tie-dye” vibe) at his University of Virginia alma mater, is a “Louie Louie”-style shindig rumpus, which he imagines as the soundtrack to a “Star Wars bar scene in such a frat … it’s kinda 12-bar but gigged with psych lyrics.”

Its accompanying video, created by Robert Strange, the visual artist of pop collective Superorganism, features an animated Stephen taking a trippy romp through LA’s Koreatown and Hollywood Forever Cemetery, followed by a trip to the moon, and back to a field on Earth, tinged with colourful hallucinatory enhancements.

Stephen Malkmus
Groove Denied 
Tracklisting
Matador Records

1. Belziger Faceplant
2. A Bit Wilder
3.  Viktor Borgia 
4. Come Get Me 
5. Forget Your Place
6. Rushing The Acid Frat
7. Love The Door
8. Bossviscerate
9. Ocean of Revenge 
10. Grown Nothing

Stephen Malkmus
Tour Dates:

April 30 – New York NY @ 92Y In-Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Michael Hogan
May 1 – Toronto ON @ The Great Hall ^ #
May 2 – New York NY @ The Kitchen ^
May 3 – Somerville MA @ Arts At The Armory ^ #
May 4 – Ardmore PA @ Ardmore Music Hall ^ #
May 5 – Washington DC @ Union Stage ^ #
May 7 – Austin TX @ 3TEN ACL Live ^

May 8 – Chicago IL @ Art Institute Of Chicago Fullerton ^
May 10 – Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
May 11 – Seattle WA @ Columbia City Theater ^
May 14 – San Francisco CA @ Swedish American Hall ^ %
May 15 – Los Angeles CA @ Lodge Room ^ % – SOLD OUT
May 16 – Los Angeles CA @ Lodge Room ^
May 30 – Barcelona ES @ Primavera Festival *
June 14 – Mannheim DE @ Maimarkt-Gelände *
June 19 – Paris FR @ La Gaîté Lyrique *

* denotes w/ The Jicks
^ denotes Malkmus solo

# denotes Eleanor Friedberger supporting
% denotes Mary Lattimore supporting