Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus has hit the studio with his band the Jicks and one Beck Hansen. But because Malkmus was busy with the Pavement reunion tour all last year, that collaboration had to go on the back burner. Now that Pavement is once again in the rearview mirror, Malkmus is back on his solo grind. The Matablog announces that Matador will release the Beck-produced Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album Mirror Traffic on August 23.
The Matablog also reports that Mirror Traffic will be the final Jicks album to feature former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss, who’s keeping herself busy with Wild Flag, her new band with Mary Timony and ex-Sleater-Kinney bandmate Carrie Brownstein. At future Jicks shows, Joggers drummer Jake Morris will take over for her.
Below, we’ve got footage of Malkmus and the Jicks playing the new song “Senator” at a Portland show in 2009: