Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

There used to be a bunch of MP3’s available for Stephen Malkmus so that you could get a great sense of what the erstwhile Pavement frontman has been up to for most of the last decade — and if you haven’t been keeping up, you’re missing out. We’re down to one: the sprawling, guitarilicious Randy Newman cover (!) “Baltimore,” all 6 minutes and 37 seconds of it. The new album is called Real Emotional Trash and as far as I can tell there is no release date yet, so don’t wear out this stocking stuffer too soon because it may be all you get for Christmas.

  • pnk

    OK, so I totally missed the Pavement boat back in the day (everyone kept comapring them to REM, and I was SO over REM), but these are great songs! I'm grateful to have been finally clued in to this guy.

  • i think no jicks this time around, just the SM himself.
    check out "Mama" if you get your hands on the LP. O the family