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Track of the day : Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks : Lariat

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Announce New Album Wig Out at Jagbags, Share Video for

On January 6 next year, ex-Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his fifth album backed by The Jicks, entitled Wig Out At Jagbags, via Domino; produced by the band (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’ it was inspired – in the singer’s own words – by “Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Sparr and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; 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’. I’m not entirely sure what all of those things sound like (although it’s perhaps worth noting Von Sparr are the nu-Krautrockers who helped Malkmus recreate Can’s Ege Bamyasi live last year for that album’s 40th birthday), but I’m looking forward to finding out. Check out the video for the predictably great first single “Lariat” below.


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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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