Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ last album arrived as 2014’s Wig Out at Jagbags, but the Portland-based band have finally returned with some new material and plans to take it out on the road.
The former Pavement frontman and his current band have unveiled a new single titled “Middle America,” and along with that, Malkmus and co. have revealed a stretch dates across the U.S. and Canada this summer.
The group will kick f a North American tour in St. Paul, MN, on June 1, eventually winding north in to Canada for dates in Toronto on June 9 and Montreal on June 11. They’ll return for one more stop north the border in Vancouver on August 3.
Prior to catching the band live, though, you can get a listen to their latest musical fering. The country-tinged “Middle America” tackles life’s existential crisis passing time, as well as the little things in everyday life — like getting shitfaced and blushing the colour cough syrup.
A press release also hints that more new material may be on the way, and fans who catch the band live this summer may be treated to a further preview it.
See the full list upcoming shows below, then hit play to stream “Middle America.”
06/01 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
06/02 Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
06/03 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
06/05 Columbus, OH – Ace Cups
06/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
06/07 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/08 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
06/09 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
06/11 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
06/12 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
06/14 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Williamsburg
06/16 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Living Arts
06/17 Washington, DC – Black Cat
06/19 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06/20 Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre
06/21 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
06/22 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
06/23 Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater
07/17 Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
07/18 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
07/22 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
07/25 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
07/26 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
07/27 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
07/28 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
07/29 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
07/31 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
08/01 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
08/03 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
08/04 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
08/05 Portland, OR – Star Theater