Following the release of Wig Out At Jagbags at the beginning of 2014, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks are set to return to the UK in August and will also release 'Chartjunk', taken from the acclaimed album.
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 Spar 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 ... '
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will be performing 'Houston Hades' from Wig Out At Jagbags on David Letterman on May 19th
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will play the following dates:
Mon 25 August Brighton Old Market
Wed 27 August Newcastle Riverside
Thurs 28 August Nottingham The Rescue Rooms
Fri 29-31 August End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire
Sat 30 August Liverpool Kazamier