Hear ''Cold Son,'' from the upcoming album ''Real Emotional Trash''

Stephen Malkmus, the erudite ex-frontman of ’90s indie-rock gods Pavement, returns with a leadoff track from his upcoming album, Real Emotional Trash (due March 4). The only guy with the ability to get away with a deadpan read on lines like ”I feel like a nympho/Stuck in a cloister” also has a new Jick on the regular roster — former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss! To hear ”Cold Son,” use the player below.