Fly Fishing People: Indie Rock Frontman Stephen Malkmus

September 22, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Lo-fi” rock band Pavement is reuniting, much to the delight of Indie rock fans who consider the band one of the most influential of its era. Frontman Stephen Malkmus, a song-writing genius according to some, gets his inspiration outdoors — specifically, from scaling mountains and fly fishing. Yesterday The Quietus Web site (language warning) profiled Malkmus’s band as they come back from their 1999 breakup. “They’ve never worn leather trousers or been habitual drug abusers. They’ve tended to look outside the group, as well as inside it, for artistic inspiration. They’ve maintained their working relationship while living thousands of miles apart from each other. And they’ve made some remarkable rock’n’roll records that completely transcend – as well as critique – rock’n’roll.”