Stephen Malkmus (born May 30th, 1966, Santa Monica, California) is an indie-rock musician, a former member of the bands Pavement, Silver Jews, and the The Crust Brothers. His solo works include Stephen Malkmus (2001. with The Jicks), Pig Lib (2003, with The Jicks), Face the Truth (2005), Real Emotional Trash (2008, with The Jicks) and several singles.
Malkmus knew fellow Pavement songwriter Scott Kannberg (aka Spiral Stairs), of the Preston School of Industry, since childhood in Stockton, California. Malkmus attended the University of Virginia, where his father is also an alumnus. While at UVA, he also met Bob Nastanovich, another member of Pavement.
Malkmus currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his partner, artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins. In 2005, Hutchins gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Lottie.
Most recently Stephen Malkmus released the Jicks’ latest album, Real Emotional Trash — the group’s first album with new drummer Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney.