Today the nation’s most esteemed news source brings us the first video from Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks’ awesome new album Mirror Traffic (hear it), out THIS COMING TUESDAY and available for pre-order.
The video, directed by Steve Doughton, accompanies an excellent piece about Mr. Malkmus and Mr. Beck Hansen (as well as their parallel histories and work together on Mirror Traffic) that will run in the paper this weekend. (I can’t say it’s my favorite Matador-related piece to run in the Times this week, though – that honor goes here.)
Anyway. Watch the video!
There’s a TON happening in Jicksburg over the next week or so: The band will sign posters at Music Millennium in Portland this Saturday (August 20); we’re wrapping up a contest on Tuesday, while the band plays Amoeba in LA that same day (hmmm, might we tie those two things together somehow? Stay tuned…). From there they take the East Coast (or at least the East Village) by force: two New York City instores next Thursday, and an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday August 30th.
And theeeeeeeeen…Rock shows!
9/20 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theater – tickets
9/21 – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre – tickets
9/22 – Ottowa, ON, Ritual – tickets
9/23 – Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre – tickets
9/24 – Boston, MA, Royale – tickets
9/26 – New York, NY, Terminal 5 – tickets
9/28 – Philadelphia, PA , Theatre of Living Arts – tickets
9/29 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live – tickets
9/30 – Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theater – tickets
10/1 — Saxapahaw, NC, The Haw River Ballroom – tickets
10/2 – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse – tickets
10/4 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge – tickets
10/5 – Indianapolis, IN, Earth House – tickets
10/6 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre – tickets
10/7 – Milwaukee WI, Turner Hall – tickets
10/8 – Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre – tickets
10/11- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/12 – Vancouver, BC, The Biltmore Cabaret – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/13 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/16 – San Francisco, CA, Treasure Island Music Festival – tickets
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box – tickets (with Ty Segall)
10/20 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern – tickets (with Ty Segall)