Posted in music on January 7, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Malkmus

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks played Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night (1/6), kicking off a week of album-release events in NYC. The band performed their highly quotable single "Lariat" from Wig Out at Jagbags and then stuck around for a web-only performance of "Stick Figures in Love" from 2011's Mirror Traffic. You can watch both below.

Malkmus has been making the interview rounds lately too, and conducted a very entertaining one with Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield where he weighed in on '90s mania:

Have you heard Parquet Courts?

Those guys are cool. I was in this hamburger place the other day in Portland - they were playing the Parquet Courts record and I thought it was Pavement.

Why do you think Nineties bands have so much mystique these days?

It's a time that seems romantic to people now, whereas at the time, it seemed like a cynical era. There were all these worries about selling out and the Man and corporate rock and irony and sincerity. But in retrospect, being cynical just meant that you cared. There was something at stake.

Meanwhile, Malkmus Week in NYC continues today (1/7). If you don't mind eating ice cream in 12° weather, Malkmus and the Jicks will huddling together at Williamsburg's Momofuku Milk Bar at 4 PM to sample the limited edition ice cream that was inspired by Jagbags cut "Cinnamon and Lesbians." If you buy a scoop, you get a free poster which was illustrated by famed designer (and musician himself) Gary Panter. They'll be signing posters too.

Then at 8 PM, the Jicks will be playing an in-store at Village shop Generation Records which is free with purchase of the new album. Then on Thursday (1/9), they play Other Music which you had to win entry to. Malkmus & the Jicks will be back in NYC in February for two sold out shows.

Fallon videos below...

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Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - "Lariat" on 'Fallon' 1/6/2014

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - "Stick Figures in Love" on 'Fallon' 1/6/2014

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Comments (10)

Fucking killed the Stick Figures!

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 12:25 PM

being cynical meant you got all butthurt when someone threw mud at you at lollapolooza. so hurt you wrote a song about it. puss.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 12:26 PM

SM & the Jicks are so good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 12:29 PM

Still so handsome- that Stephen.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 12:30 PM

makes me wanna waxmystachee

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 12:39 PM

smart for ditching Pavement, vids like this make me like The Jicks more

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 12:43 PM

waxyoursnatchee instead

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 1:13 PM

There are still careers in shredding, my son

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 3:33 PM

It's a tough day for ice cream. Maybe not the greatest marketing tie-in ever. But, I love SM and Momo, so I'll check it out when the weather is back in the 30s again.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 6:03 PM

I would take a bullet for that guy.

Posted by Skippy | January 7, 2014 11:02 PM

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