Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 13/05/14

Image: Wig Out announcement

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


'Wig Out At Jagbags' is available on digital (WIG327D), CD (WIGCD327) and LP (WIGLP327) formats. Order HERE.