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Watch: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks preview new album, cover Led Zeppelin and Velvet Underground

on November 11, 2013, 3:35pm

malkmus Watch: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks preview new album, cover Led Zeppelin and Velvet Underground

Last week, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announced their return for January with Wig Out at Jagbags. The followup to 2011’s excellent Mirror Traffic is a concise, 40-minute record that’s certainly “not coffee-shop music,” according to Malkmus. On Sunday evening, the group — Malkmus, Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme, and new drummer Jake Morris — gave some insight into what the album actually sounds like by previewing four tracks during a hometown gig at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom.

The songs in question are the country-infused “Cinnamon & Ladies”, the jangly “Houston Ladies”, the Strokes-ian “Lariat”, and a slice of psych-rock entitled “Independence Street”. They also offered up a jammy encore consisting of Pavement (“Harness Your Hopes”), Led Zeppelin (“Stairway to Heaven”), and The Velvet Underground (“Beginning To See The Light”). Catch it all below (via Stereogum).

“Cinnamon & Lesbians”:

“Houston Ladies”:

“Lariat”:

“Independence Street”:

Encore feat. Pavement, Led Zeppelin, and Velvet Underground:

Malkmus and the Jicks will presumably preview more of their new album during their upcoming European tour, scheduled to span most of January. See the full docket below.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks 2014 Tour Dates:
01/13 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
01/14 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
01/15 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
01/16 – London, UK @ Forum
01/18 – Paris, FR @ Divan Du Monde
01/20 – Madrid, ES @ Joy Eslava
01/21 – Barcelona, ES @ Bikini
01/23 – Milan, IT @ Tunnel
01/25 – Fribourg, FR @ Fri-Son
01/26 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
01/27 – Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof
01/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
01/30 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
01/31 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
02/01 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie
02/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

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