Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Share New “Middle America”

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks release new single “Middle America” — the first new music to surface from the group since 2014.  On “Middle America,” Malkmus’s wry wordplay and sunny twang create an ode to underdogs everywhere, with bittersweet words of encouragement for the ramshackle character on their receiving end.   Only SM & the Jicks can craft this kind of brightly low-key anthem, a three-minute-thirty-second country-speckled gem about life’s questions big (the inevitable passage of time; aging) and small (getting shitfaced; blushing the color of Robitussin).

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will tour North America this summer, hitting major markets including Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland.  Fans can likely expect a further taste of new music and the full list of tour dates can be found below.

Tour Dates:
  06/01/18 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
06/02/18 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
06/03/18 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
06/05/18 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
06/06/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
06/07/18 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/08/18 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
06/09/18 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
06/11/18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
06/12/18 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
06/14/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/16/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
06/17/18 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
06/19/18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06/20/18 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre
06/21/18 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
06/22/18 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
06/23/18 – Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater
07/17/18 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
07/18/18 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
07/22/18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
07/25/18 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
07/26/18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
07/27/18 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
07/28/18 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
07/29/18 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
07/31/18 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
08/01/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
08/03/18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
08/04/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
08/05/18 – Portland, OR – Star Theater