Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks have announced plans for a new album and a UK tour, both set for January of next year.
‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Mirror Traffic’ and will be released on January 6, 2014. The LP will be followed by a run of four tourdates, starting at Leeds Brudenell on January 13, followed by Glasgow Oran Mor on January 14, Manchester Gorilla on January 15 and London Forum on January 16.
Scroll down to listen to ‘Lariat’, the first single from the album, which was recorded in Ardennes. Speaking about the album, Malkmus commented: “‘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 80s, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, jamming, indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townshend, Pavement, The Joggers, the NBA and home life in the 2010s.”
The ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ tracklisting is:
‘The Janitor Revealed’
‘Rumble At The Rainbo’
‘Cinnamon & Lesbians’