- Wig Out at Jagbags
Release Date : January 7th 2014
- Mirror Traffic
Release Date : August 23rd 2011
- Real Emotional Trash
Release Date : March 4th 2008
- Face The Truth
Release Date : May 24th 2005
- Pig Lib
Release Date : March 18th 2003
- Stephen Malkmus
Release Date : February 13th 2001
- Pig Lib - OLE-572 - 2003-03-18
- Dark Wave - RUG 158 - 2003-07-15
- Face The Truth - OLE-650 - 2005-05-24
- Wig Out At Jag Bags - OLE-1050 - 2014-01-07
- Mirror Traffic - OLE-928 - 2011-08-23
- Cold Son - OLE-811 - 2008-04-19
- Real Emotional Trash - OLE-772 - 2008-03-04
- Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / L.A. Guns SPLIT SINGLE -- Wheels of Fire / Gorgeous George (SGHA 12 #1 - OLE-976 - 2012-01-17
- Kindling For The Master - RUG 229 - 2006-08-28
- Baby C'Mon - RUG 208 - 2005-09-11
- Senator - OLE-970 - 2011-10-31
new album called Wig Out at Jagbags. Jagbag is a great word. A smeared aspersion, not profanity, but derived from one….. watered down for the airwaves, or the assembly line. To Wig out--we've all been there. We ARE there, at least i Am.
And the "I" on a record is speaking for/as/to you, so If you’re not wigging out, go no further, dear reader…
(and then there is Dag Nasty, which I wont bother justifying , just a first flourish of the unstoppable need to name drop).
produced by the band and Remko Schouten, the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame, and owner of IJland studio in east Amsterdam.
I don’t know where to start… again. This record is inspired by Cologne Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar 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…
We (Remko) found a studio over in the Ardennes with a" farmhouse vibe". It was isolated, rural Belgium… near Luxembourg, the cradle of morbid Tax relief. It went very well cuz the band is quite good….We were (are?) pretty psyched with results.
I’ve spent the last couple years in Berlin. Berlin, while very hip and in some ways the "center" of Europe, is still isolated. At least if you are an American Dad. Pretty amazing place as you probably already know, and so easy to disappear into. Perhaps any " big" city has this quality-- but a New one (to me), where they speak German(mostly)….well, you can almost cease to exist. Which is of course a liberating fantasy.
But after two years there, we were Starting to Exist. It was like an average birth, without pain. I worked the lyrics/chords out on a computer on someone else's table in someone else's apartment. And This is what you get: Projected Imaginings of ROck and ROll from the freezing north, rendered by West Coast stalwarts and a Dutch Uncle.
And we feel compelled to share it with you.
-- SM (& Jicks)
(Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris, Mike Clark)
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and you're invited to wig out Wed Feb 12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre (with Tyvek) Fri Feb 14 - Columbia, MO - Mojo's (with Tyvek) Sat Feb 15 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House (with Tyvek) Sun Feb 16 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room (with Tyvek) Tue Feb 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center (with Tyvek) Wed Feb 19 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon (with Tyvek) Thu Feb 20 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (with Disappears) Fri Feb 21 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch (with Disappears) Sat Feb 22 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace (with Disappears) Sun Feb 23 - Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus (with Disappears) Tue Feb 25 - Boston, MA - Paradise (with Disappears) Wed Feb 26 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (with Disappears) Thu Feb 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (with Endless Boogie) Fri Feb 28 - Washington, DC - Black Cat (with Endless Boogie) Sat March 01 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (with Endless Boogie) Mon March 03 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (with Purling Hiss) Tue March 04 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West (with Purling Hiss) Wed March 05 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree (with Purling Hiss) Thu March 06 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish @ House of Blues (with Purling Hiss) Fri March 07 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs (with Purling Hiss) Sun March 09 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater (with Purling Hiss) Sat March 15 - Portland, OR - Star Theater Thu March 27 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's (with Speedy Ortiz) Fri March 28 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz) Sat March 29 - San Diego, CA - Casbah (with Speedy Ortiz) Sun March 30 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown (with Speedy Ortiz) Tue April 01 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom (with Speedy Ortiz) Wed April 02 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar (with Speedy Ortiz) Thu April 03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge (with Speedy Ortiz) Sat April 05 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat (with Speedy Ortiz) Mon April 7 - Calgary, AB - Republik (with Speedy Ortiz) Tue April 8 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room (with Speedy Ortiz) Thu April 10 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz) Fri April 11 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar (with Speedy Ortiz) Sat April 12 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre (with Speedy Ortiz) click the venue names for ticket links. Don't cha forget, 'Wig Out At Jag Bags' is out January 7th Matador Store Pre-order: Pre-orders from the Matador store receive pre-order-only “Pick Up The Spare” 7” (single sided 7” on strawberry red vinyl) – while supplies last! iTunes Pre-order: Pre-order from iTunes receive a download of “Lariat” instantly, and non-album track “Pick Up The Spare” on release date.
Resolution this! WIG OUT AT JAGBAGS. #WigOutJicks January 7 (January 6 in the UK) marks the release of the new Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album, Wig Out At Jagbags, their first since 2011's Mirror Traffic, which follows a short period of Malkmus being relocated to Berlin. Malkmus sez: "Wig Out At Jagbags is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen-Malkmus-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 and home life in the 2010's ..." Track listing: 1. Planetary Motion 2. The Janitor Revealed 3. Lariat 4. Houston Hades 5. Shibboleth 6. J Smoov 7. Rumble At The Rainbo 8. Chartjunk 9. Independence Street 10. Scattegories 11. Cinnamon and Lesbians 12. Surreal Teenagers Écoutez "Lariat" ici: Matador Store Pre-order: Pre-orders from the Matador store receive pre-order-only "Pick Up The Spare" 7'' (single sided 7'' on strawberry red vinyl) - while supplies last! iTunes Pre-order: Pre-order from iTunes receive a download of "Lariat" instantly, and non-album track "Pick Up The Spare" on release date. The band will be touring UK/Europe in January, with US dates to follow starting in Feb: Mon Jan 13 -- Leeds | Brudenell Tue Jan 14 -- Glasgow | Oran Mor Wed Jan 15 -- Manchester | Gorilla Thu Jan 16 -- London | Forum Sat Jan 18 -- Paris | Divan Du Monde Mon Jan 20 -- Madrid | Joy Eslava Tue Jan 21 -- Barcelona | Bikini Thu Jan 23 -- Milan | Tunnel Sat Jan 25 -- Fribourg | Fri-Son Sun Jan 26 -- Frankfurt | Zoom Mon Jan 27 -- Berlin | Postbahnhof Wed Jan 29 -- Copenhagen |Vega Thu Jan 30 -- Hamburg | Knust Fri Jan 31 -- Cologne | Gebaude 9 Sat Feb 1 -- Brussels | Botanique Orangerie Sun Feb 2 -- Amsterdam | Bitterzoet photo by Leah Nash
(I really don't see the resemblance) Back in early January WE SHOCKED THE MUSIC WORLD with news of a $1.98 Matador/True Panther Sounds sampler LP including (mostly) new songs from The Young, Ceremony, Lee Ranaldo Tanlines, Perfume Genius, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Fucked Up, Girls, Cold Cave, Esben and The Witch and Kurt Vile. It's come to our attention that a) there's a few stragglers out there who've yet to order this limited edition LP, and b) some of you either trashed your record players or simply prefer music in digital form. So here's the deal ---
you can still order the vinyl version from The Matador Storeor hound your local retailer who might've filed it in THE $2 BIN. Failing that, here's a free download of the entire compilation. You're welcome! V/A - Intended Play (zip)
Devoted/obsessive/desperate readers of this blog will recall back in mid December when we announced the launch of the Matador subscription 7" series, aka 'Singles Going Home Alone' (Matador’s Singles Going Home Alone ; A Concept Of Staggering Unoriginality (But You’ll Still Wanna Sign Up) . Earlier this month, we released the first edition in the 2012 series, a split between Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and peers/pals LA Guns. (photo by Joseph O'Neil) The purpose of this note is to remind you this is a limited edition series and if you don't sign up soon, subsequent editions will be lost to the mysterious world of eBay, lopsided trades and brutal price gouging. And that's just the shit I'll be putting you through with my extra copies. If you sign up now, you'll still get the Jicks/LA Guns
curiomasterpiece and you're enlisted right in time for a March 7" from Austin's OBN III's, a May 2012 single from The Men (Brooklyn) and you'll also receive two new songs in July from WOUNDED LION (above), the oft-instrumental-trading, genius quintet from Los Angeles whose two In The Red albums were amongst the finest of 2010 and 2011 respectively. SGHA participants #5 and #6 will be revealed soon. But by then, it might be WAY TOO LATE for you. So stop fucking around and give us your money. (thanks)
Out today: the Intended Play comp and the first single in Singles Going Home Alone: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks split with LA Guns
It's Tuesday, January 17 which means our first two releases of the New Year are out today. First up is Intended Play, the new ultra-budget vinyl-only sampler from Matador and True Panther. The 11-song LP is $1.98 list price - you can actually order it direct for only $1.80 by clicking on the title above. It contains new tracks from THE YOUNG, CEREMONY TANLINES, LEE RANALDO, PERFUME GENIUS and STEPHEN MALKMUS - all of the above from upcoming releases except the SM track which won't appear elsewhere, and recent hits (some of them rare) from KURT VILE, GIRLS, FUCKED UP, ESBEN & THE WITCH and COLD CAVE. Next is the first single in our new 2012 singles club, SINGLES GOING HOME ALONE. It's an unexpected conjunction between STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS and the legendary LA GUNS, covering each other. Hear Malkmus jam on "Wheels Of Fire," and Tracii Guns pull out the stops on "Gorgeous Georgie." Sleeve art at the top of the post. It's not too late to sign up for the singles club, which gets you six exclusive limited-edition 7"es, one every other month this year, plus a special bonus record, an exclusive tote bag and a yearlong 10% discount on all items at the Matador Store, for only $45 including shipping within the US: SIGN UP HERE The next two confirmed singles are from Austin's OBN III's on March 20, and Brooklyn's The Men on May 8, with subsequent the singles on July 10, September 11 and November 6. Other upcoming Matador and True Panther releases: Feb 7 - Fucked Up - Year Of The Tiger Feb 21 - Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It Mar 6 - Ceremony - Zoo Mar 20 - Tanlines - Mixed Emotions (True Panther) Mar 20 - Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times and the Tides matadorrecords.com truepanther.com