Jicks are currently ensconced in fleece jammies recovering from our barn burner at the Crystal Ballroom this past weekend.

While we rest, we felt it a good time to give you all the hot gossip on our new record. When it will be here, what will be on it, what it will look like and what it could all be about.

‘Wig Out at Jagbags’, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks 6th(!?!) record will be released January 7th!! (January 6 in the UK http://www.dominorecordco.com/mart/)

pre-orders from the Matador store receive pre-order only ‘Pick Up The Spare’ 7″ on strawberry red single sided vinyl (while supplies last)  http://store.matadorrecords.com/wig-out-at-jagbags

Itunes pre-order gets ‘Lariat’ instantly and B-side ‘Pick Up The Spare’ on release day….

US: smarturl.it/malkwigouti EU/UK: http://smarturl….it/WIG-OUT-ITUNES


What made the cut?

A:  1. Planetary Motion 2. The Janitor Revealed 3. Lariat 4. Houston Hades 5. Shibboleth 6. J smoov

B:  7. Rumble At The Rainbo 8. Chartjunk 9.Independence Street 10. Scategories 11. Cinnamon & Lesbians 12. Surreal Teenagers


The Suits™ asked: “what’s the inspiration behind all this?” Stephen faxed the answer to the office and you can read all about it, as well as see the cover art over at http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/


Oh, and what IS french for “jerry rig”?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYC5JASqWnI


Check the tourpage for Europe/UK dates and we’ll have the US dates ,which will shortly follow, up soon.

Hope this finds you in good spirits and health and we hope to see you all early next year!!!! In the meantime, don’t try to kick any higher than Van Morrison would.