By - Christy Mannering
What exactly are Jicks? Is it like the tick of a tock or a hick or what? Stephen Malkmus defines a Jick as "J from Jagger plus Mick minus M." As if that explanation would ever help matters!
Regardless of the origin, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks released their last album, Real Emotional Trash, in March of 2008 and it had some good times. You may especially remember the amazing Baltimore track or perhaps that was just us East Coasters, but Malkmus is ready to grab for attention again with the same album and this time using the track Gardenia.
Gardenia has created a scene without the video, but now the video has gotten some TV time in Portland, Oregon, it’s sure to dazzle the fans and newbies to Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks because of the lengthy list of cameos appearing. The Cribs' Gary Jarman, Brian Bell of Weezer and Modest Mouse's Joe Plummer are all part of the video directed by Daniel Woods. Woods also managed to fit in some celebrities akin to Portland including; Sarah Mayfield, Juliette Jones, honorary mayor Tres Shannon, actual mayor Sam Adams.