What sold this track to me for our Song of the Day was the video…yep! Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Lariat is one of the best lyric videos I’ve seen and I couldn’t help but smile all the way through it! Simple and effective:
From Wig Out At Jagbags, the new album by Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, out Jan 6, 2014
The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris and Mike Clark) and Remko Schouten (the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame) in a studio in rural Ardennes with ‘a farmhouse vibe’.
In the words of Stephen Malkmus, ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Sparr and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen Malkums 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 Townsend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010’s … ‘