No More Shoes 7. Try it free. Malkmus keeps the momentum going on the next track, "It Kills", a psychedelic jam that wouldn't have sounded out of place on his last album, Pig Lib. Freeze the Saints 5. Kindling For the Master FACE THE TRUTH unveils a new STEPHEN MALKMUS. Loud Cloud Crowd 6. CD, LP. Mama 8. Face the Truth is the third solo album from Stephen Malkmus, released on May 23, 2005 in the UK and May 24, 2005 in the US. 11 Songs. Available with an Apple Music subscription. I’ve Hardly Been 4. Matador | OLE 650. Throughout Face the Truth, Malkmus explores a wide variety of sounds, from the acid-country of "Freeze the Saints" to the synthetic disco-funk of "Kindling for the Master". His exuberance has given way to bliss, and his performances are more disarming and electrifying than ever. Although not formally credited as a Jicks record, much like the earlier self-titled record, each member of the band is featured on at least one track of the album, and "& The Jicks" is written on the back of the sleeve. 1. The volatile SM who sang "Water and a Seat" as if he were Muhammad Ali extolling his punch and shuffle is missing. Face The Truth’s closer Malediction may sound downtrodden, but applies a certain vintage, and defines the facing of the truth, whatever that truth has been: “So long, goodbye to the nervous apprehension… The road to rejection is better than no road at all” sings Malkmus, … Pencil Rot 2. Face the Truth is the third solo album from Stephen Malkmus, released on May 23, 2005 in the UK and May 24, 2005 in the US. Face the Truth continues the 'transition to adulthood' begun on Malkmus's previous two solo efforts; the songs here continue in the more mature/serious nature, actually tackling discernible subject matter, though still with a characteristically cracked Malkmus obliqueness. It Kills 3.