On 6 January 2014 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks release their new album, ‘Wig Out At Jagbags‘ on Domino. Watch the video for new single ‘Lariat’ above.
The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris and Mike Clark) and Remko Schouten (the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame) in a studio in rural Ardennes with ‘a farmhouse vibe’.
In the words of Stephen Malkmus, ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Sparr and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen Malkums imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, SIc Alps, UVA in the late 80’s, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townsend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010’s … ‘
‘Wig Out At Jagbags‘ will be available on digital (WIG327D), CD (WIGCD327) and LP (WIGLP327) formats. The track listing is as follows:
The Janitor Revealed
Rumble At The Rainbo
Cinnamon & Lesbians
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will return to the UK for 4 dates in January 2014 as follows:
Mon 13th Leeds, Brundell
Tues 14th Glasgow, Oran Mor
Weds 15th Manchester, Gorilla
Thurs 16th London, Forum