Stephen Malkmus' New Song NOT About Anthony Weiner
This is as disapproving as you can look with an elephant behind you.
It was already apparent that alt rock hero Steven Malkmus was going to get bloggers' fingers waggling when he decided to team with Beck Hansen for a new solo album, Mirror Traffic. But, the timing of "Senator," the first MP3 from the collection, is wildly appropriate given the recent Twitter-gressions of U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner.
According to the Matablog, these songs were recorded in Los Angeles over the past two and a half years (!) with Beck, but chorus to this particular number ("I know what the senator wants, what the senator wants is a blow job") seems ripped directly from the headlines. So clever switching to the other house of Congress, fellas. I was most impressed with the cool echo effects at about the 1:52 mark, but whatever.
Download the MP3 of Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' "Senator" from Mirror Traffic here.
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