Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Return After Four Years with "Middle America"

The track also comes accompanied by news of a North American tour.

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Feb 7 2018, 3:38pm

Image by Giovanni Duca via PR

Men in their late twenties who earnestly wear cardigans are on red alert today, as Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks release their first new music since 2014. "Middle America" is a brand new track from the indie royalty, a little more country than we might expect (we were warned by the accompanying campaign image, which features Malkmus on a mf horse) making for a meandering, laid-back joint about the passage of time.

There's no news of a 2018 album just yet, though one seems fairly likely, as the band have also announced a big spread of US tour dates, included at the bottom of the post. Hear "Middle America" below, and for the love of god make sure your boyfriend hasn't spontaneously combusted:

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

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