Matador Announce Beck-Produced Stephen Malkmus Album.


A new Stephen Malkmus album?! The 90’s indie-rock slacker in me just jumped for joy. Of course I jumped a little higher when I learned that it was produced by Beck! Stephen Malkmus and Beck?! I’m in.

The album is called, Mirror Traffic, and it’s Malkmus’ fifth studio album—his last being 08’s Real Emotional Trash. The album was, apparently, recorded in early 2010, but was shelved until Pavement’s reunion tour (which was awesome) wound up.

Mirror Traffic, also marks the last Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album featuring ex-Sleater-Kinney and current Wild Flag drummer Janet Weiss. Jake Morris of Portland indie-rock band Joggers will take her place for Malkmus and the Jicks’ upcoming tour.

Mirror Traffic is out 8/23 via Matador.