Stephen Malkmus teams up with Beck for new Jicks album

You can download a free preview track from 'Mirror Traffic' now

Stephen Malkmus teams up with Beck for new Jicks album

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Stephen Malkmus has teamed up with Beck for his new album.

Hot on the heels of last year's Pavement reunion shows, he has returned to The Jicks for a new record. 'Mirror Traffic' is released on August 22 through Domino, and was recorded with Beck as producer at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles.

It is preceded by a single, 'Tigers' on August 15. You can download the track 'Senator' at DominoRecordCo.com.


Malkmus explained how the new record takes a softer approach than some of his more recent work. He said: "This record is relatively approachable. Beck and I were both burned out on the heavy rocking style, and playing to the strengths of a melody seemed like a way to go."

The full tracklisting is:

'Tigers'
'No One (Is As I Are Be)'
'Senator'
'Brain Gallop'
'Jumblegloss'
'Asking Price'
'Stick Figures In Love'
'Spazz'
'Long Hard Book'
'Share The Red'
'Tune Grief'
'Forever 28'
'All Over Gently'
'Fall Away'
'Gorgeous George'

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