Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks are set to release a new album in early 2014. Wig Out At Jagbags—a jagbag being “a Chicago term” for “a jack-off or a blowhard,” according to the singer—should come out in the spring of next year on Matador, Malkmus’ longtime label. It’s the ex-Pavement frontman’s first record since 2011’s Mirror Traffic. (On a side note, Malkmus has now made more albums with The Jicks than he did with Pavement.)
In an interview on Pitchfork, Malkmus said the record was recorded in a Dutch farmhouse near Amsterdam, not too far from the singer’s current home in Berlin. The record was self-produced alongside longtime Pavement associate and soundman Remko Schouten, and it features guest vocals from Travis frontman Fran Healy, Malkmus’ German neighbor.
Malkmus And The Jicks are touring Europe in January, and those dates are below.
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks tour 2014
Jan. 13—Brudenell—Leeds, United Kingdom
Jan. 14—Oran—Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan. 15—Gorilla—Manchester, United Kingdom
Jan. 16—Forum—London, United Kingdom
Jan. 18—Divan Du Monde—Paris, France
Jan. 20—Joy Eslava—Madrid, Spain
Jan. 21—Bikini—Barcelona, Spain
Jan. 23—Tunnel—Milan, Italy
Jan. 25—Fri-Son—Fribourg, France
Jan. 26—Zoom—Frankfurt, Germany
Jan. 27—Postbahnhof—Berlin, Germany
Jan. 29—Vega—Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan. 30—Knust—Hamburg, Germany
Jan. 31—Gebaude—Cologne, Germany
Feb. 1—Botanique Orangerie—Brussels, Belgium
Feb. 2—Bitterzoet—Amsterdam, Netherlands
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