Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Wig Out At Jagbags

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Wig Out At Jagbags

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The premiere Matador release of 2014 is the new album from Stephen Malkmus, "Wig Out At Jagbags". The sixth solo effort from Malkmus and the Jicks finds the former Pavement leader (alongside Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris & Mike Clark) at his most playful and joyous. The album, written in Berlin & recorded in Belgium with longtime Pavement and Jicks associate Remko Schouten, is a looser more unbridled affair that gathers those trademark guitar moves and lyrical acrobatics into an amalgam of what SM himself calls: "Projected Imaginings of ROck and ROll from the freezing North, rendered by West Coast stalwarts and a Dutch Uncle". Malkmus, having lived in Berlin for the past 2 years, combines the manical wizardry of Can (who Malkmus covered for Record Store Day last year) and the West Coast imaginings of Jefferson Airplane. Malkmus also cites "Cologne Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Sparr and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas. 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 Townshend, Pavement, the Joggers, The NBA, home life in the 2010’s" as inspiration. As it spans, nods to the embryonic days of college rock on "Lariat", (see those Bongwater and Sun City Girls shoutouts), the galloping guitars and horns on "Chartjunk" and arrives at the rallying coda of "Surreal Teenagers", "Wig Out At Jagbags" is a portrait of an an American master stretching out & showing no signs of slowing down. Free shipping available to St. John's/Toronto for pickup only.

A1    Planetary Motion    
A2    The Janitor Revealed    
A3    Lariat    
A4    Houston Hades    
A5    Shibboleth    
A6    J Smoov    
B1    Rumble At The Rainbo    
B2    Chartjunk    
B3    Independence Street    
B4    Scattegories    
B5    Cinnamon And Lesbians    
B6    Surreal Teenagers

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