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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks announce ‘Sparkle Hard,’ share “Shiggy”

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Photo by James Rexroad

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have announced they’ll release new album Sparkle Hard on May 18 at Matador Records. The new album features a duet with Kim Gordon (“Refute”) and finds Malkmus experimenting with new sounds, like autotune. You may have already heard the pleasantly chill “Middle America,” and now here’s the rocking, Pavement-y “Shiggy.” Stream that below.

Sparkle Hard is available for preorder now and the band will be on tour with fellow Portlanders Lithics beginning in June, including two sold out NYC shows. Updated dates are listed below.

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Sparkle Hard tracklist:
1. Cast Off
2. Future Suite
3. Solid Silk
4. Bike Lane
5. Middle America
6. Rattler
7. Shiggy
8. Kite
9. Brethren
10. Refute (ft. Kim Gordon)
11. Difficulties / Let Them Eat Vowels

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – 2018 Tour Dates:
6/1/18 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club SOLD OUT
6/2/18 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo SOLD OUT
6/3/18 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
6/5/18 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups SOLD OUT
6/6/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
6/7/18 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
6/8/18 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
6/9/18 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace SOLD OUT
6/11/18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
6/12/18 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair SOLD OUT
6/14/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
6/15/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
6/16/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
6/17/18 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
6/19/18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
6/20/18 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre
6/21/18 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
6/22/18 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
6/23/18 – Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater
7/17/18 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
7/18/18 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
7/22/18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
7/23/18 – Albuquerque NM – Launchpad
7/25/18 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
7/26/18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
7/27/18 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
7/28/18 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
7/29/18 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
7/31/18 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
8/1/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
8/3/18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
8/4/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
8/5/18 – Portland, OR – Star Theater

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