Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – “Mirror Traffic” streaming on NPR

Today NPR begins streaming the new Jicks record Mirror Traffic in it’s entirety. This is your first chance to hear the album some are calling (OK, I am calling) one of the best, most immediate records of Malkmus’ long career. Listen to the album, then pre-order it to own forever.

As mentioned in this space before, Mr. Malkmus and his Jicks will be playing at Amoeba in LA next Tuesday the 23rd to celebrate the new album’s born day; more info on that performance (and the little contest that’s running – get your entries in ASAP!) to come later this week. On the 25th, Steve will hit a couple of NYC record stores solo-acoustic style with the Jicks in a stripped-down format.

You can also see Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks on their upcoming tour (Ty Segall supports where noted):

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)