hinted about their future during a gig in Las Vegas last Friday (October 1).
The California band broughtthe first day of indie label Madator's 21st birthday celebrations to a close with an 18-song set plagued by sound problems at the Pearl Ballroom in the Palms Casino.
There was an icy atmosphere on stage, with frontman Stephen Malkmus
and the other four members barely acknowledging each other, while guitarist Scott Kannberg
kicked his monitor and smashed his guitar into his amp in frustration at not being able to hear what he was playing.
Speaking during the set, Malkmus appeared to hint that it may be the reformed band's last gig together.
"It's great that Matador organised this event,
" he said. "I think it's going to be important that you came here.
The band reformed in 2009 for a string of dates, but have yet to announce further plans.
Playing their first gig in the city since 1994, the band were on fine form when not plagued by technical difficulties, rolling out hits "Shady Lane
", "Cut Your Hair
" and closer "AT&T
Malkmus later picked out a member of the front row he recognised, saying: "I remember you. You were a bad girl in New York. You threw up in our bathroom,
" before breaking into "She Believes
02. Perfect Depth
04. Elevate Me Later
05. Shady Lane
06. Conduit For Sale
07. Starlings Of The Slipstream
08. Box Elder
10. Kennel District
11. Cut Your Hair
12. Two States
13. Gold Soundz
14. She Believes
15. Range Life
16. Stop Breathin'
17. Shoot The Singer
Thanks for the report to Nme.com