Almost every band has somebody who's the main songwriter and who has a vision, a very clear idea of how a song should be.
More Quotes from Stephen Malkmus:If I was a betting man, ... I'd say the malls of America wouldn't embrace our type of music anyhow. Let's just say we're a discriminating-palate kind of band.
We just wanted to make something that we thought was beautiful-sounding and special, ... but how do you go about doing that I don't know. But as far as sound goes, I don't worry about that. It takes care of itself.
But, then again, I wouldn't call myself an indie-rock supporter even if there are some really good bands out there and there will always be some real good new bands.
In a way, we're the third generation of American rock music. It all came from the black rhythm and blues and then developed from there.
We're realistic about knowing that we're not out to hit the mainstream, ... We're trying to make great music for the time, but not to make timeless music. You just try to make something special.
One day I'm going to write a straight-ahead story. I really want to, but I can't at the moment. I'm not very good at it right now.
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