Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks released their album Mirror Traffic last year, and will continue to play shows for it in 2012, with a short U.S. tour in February (safely confined to warmer southern region of the country, nice). Matador Records called Emotional Trash the greatest thing to happen since the last Jicks album, saying: "Mirror Traffic is the album that ties together Stephen’s skill-set like none of its predecessors. The recording is nothing short of gorgeous, the songs crackling with confidence. Calling this an album of the year candidate is really selling the record and the talented ensemble behind it short — what’s so special about this year (2011), anyway?"
MP3: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Senator"