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Traditional Techniques

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Traditional Techniques

by Stephen Malkmus

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Traditional Techniques - Black Vinyl LP
$17.24
Traditional Techniques - CD
$11.99
Traditional Techniques - Deluxe Red Vinyl LP
$20.99

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Matador Exclusive Deluxe Version: Red vinyl stamp numbered edition of 500 with risographed red, white, and black alternate cover. SOLD OUT



Traditional Techniques is new phase folk music for new phase folks, with Malkmus as attuned as ever to the rhythms of the ever-evolving lingual slipstream. Instead of roses, briars, and long black veils, prepare for owns, cracked emojis, and shadowbans. Centered around the songwriter’s 12-string acoustic guitar, and informed by a half-century of folk-rock reference points, Traditional Techniques is the product of Malkmus and engineer / arranger Chris Funk (The Decemberists). Playing guitar is friend-to-all-heads Matt Sweeney (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Chavez, too many others to count), who’d previously crossed paths with Malkmus on the opposite end of the longhairs’ map of the world, most lately gnarling out together back east in the jam conglomerate Endless Boogie.


TRACKLISTING 01. ACC KIRTAN 02. XIAN MAN
 03. THE GREATEST OWN IN LEGAL HISTORY 04. CASH UP 05. SHADOWBANNED 06. WHAT KIND OF PERSON
0 07. FLOWIN’ ROBES 08. BRAINWASHED 09. SIGNAL WESTERN 10. AMBERJACK