Stephen Malkmus submits to Weird War's Ian Svenonius tender interrogation in this edition of Soft Focus. Getting started, Ian asks what it's like to be raised on the faux-Mississippi Delta. Stephen talks about his flirtations with new wave and heavy metal, and how he found his musical path in the grotesque early days of hardcore. Ian gives a brief history lesson and Stephen talks about his cigarettes getting soggy simply from being in Virginia. Enjoy!
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