Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announce new record Wig Out at Jagbags, change name to Shoopie Magoogle and the Woops

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announce new record Wig Out at Jagbags, change name to Shoopie Magoogle and the Woops

Breaking news: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks have officially changed their name to Shoopie Magoogle and the Woops. For clarity’s sake, the group’s future releases and press materials will still read Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, which is also how they will continue to refer to themselves verbally. But they know and you know that they’re really Shoopie Magoogle and the Woops. Why the drastic name change? Well, take this album title: Wig Out at Jagbags. Does that sound like an album by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks? Well, yes, it does, because Pitchfork reports it is an album by them coming out January 7 through Matador (January 6 through Domino in the UK). It just sounds even more like an album by a band called Shoopie Magoogle and the Woops.

Wig Out at Jagbags will be the debut from Shoopie Magoogle and the Woops, but the first Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album since 2011’s Mirror Traffic (TMT Review). If you preorder the album from Matador’s store, you’ll receive a one-sided 7-inch for non-album track “Pick Up the Spare” on strawberry red vinyl. Let’s make that clear: STRAW. BERRY. RED. Not cherry red. Not some sort of crappy maroon. Strawberry red. While you’re thinking about that pleasing shade, check out the video for first single “Lariat”:

Shoopie Magoogle and the Woops will be coming to Europe this January. In France, look for Shoopie Magoogle et l’Oups. In Spain, Shoopie Magoogle y la vaya. In Germany, Shoopie Magoogle und die Woops. In England, Shoopie Magoogle and the Woops. They speak English there, dummy.

Wig Out at Jagbags tracklist:

01. Planetary Motion
02. The Janitor Revealed
03. Lariat
04. Houston Hades
05. Shibboleth
06. J Smoov
07. Rumble at the Rainbo
08. Chartjunk
09. Independence Street
10. Scattegories
11. Cinnamon and Lesbians
12. Surreal Teenagers

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks dates:

01.13.14 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
01.14.14 - Glasgow, UK - Uran Mor
01.15.14 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
01.16.14 - London, UK - Forum
01.18.14 - Paris, France - Divan Du Monde
01.20.14 - Madrid, Spain - Joy Eslava
01.21.14 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
01.23.14 - Milan, Italy - Tunnel
01.25.14 - Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-Son
01.26.14 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
01.27.14 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
01.29.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
01.30.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
01.31.14 - Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
02.01.14 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Orangerie
02.02.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet

• Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: http://stephenmalkmus.com
• Matador: http://www.matadorrecords.com

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