Best known as the frontman of '90s underground powerhouse Pavement, Stephen Malkmus explores folk on his new album Traditional Techniques. "It's almost scary, the naked quiet," he says.
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Frank Black (right) and Joey Santiago of the Pixies perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2004, the year the band reunited after more than a decade apart.
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Pavement -- (from left to right) Stephen Malkmus, Steve West, Mark Ibold, Bob Nastanovich and Scott Kannberg -- perform during the third and final day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago last weekend.
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