Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks have announced a new album for 2014. Wig Out at Jagbags, their follow-up to 2011’s Mirror Traffic, will be released on Jan. 7 via Matador. Below, check out the video for new single “Lariat” — it’s the official video and the lyric video. Amazing!
The album is now available for pre-order via Matador, and when you order you’ll get a one-sided 7-inch single on strawberry-colored vinyl with album track “Pick Up the Spare.” Cool!
Per a statement from Malkmus himself, the album was inspired by “Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen-Malkmus-imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, Sic Alps, UVA in the late 80’s, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys tring to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townshend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010’s…”. Sounds… kind of like… a Malkmus album.
1 Planetary Motion
2 The Janitor Revealed
4 Houston Hades
6 J Smoov
7 Rumble at the Rainbo
9 Independence Street
11 Cinnamon and Lesbians
12 Surreal Teenagers
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