Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks to Release New Beck Produced Record

It has been a lonnnnng while since we last recieved a record from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. Of course we can’t complain, right? Can you say Pavement reunion? Malkmus and the crew headed back in the studio with indie sensation Beck, to create their newest record that will be released on Matador Records. Mirror Traffic will be out August 23rd. If you can’t bare to wait, take a look below of a live sneak peak of one of the new tracks. This will be the last album to feature drummer Janet Weiss (formerly of Sleater Kinney), as she is going full fledge with her newest project, Wild Flag. Joggers drummer Jake Morris will take over for her for the time being.

Bright Eyes Plays “Shell Games,” Listen Here!

With the release of their much anticipated album The People’s Key only one month away, Bright Eyes have decided to make the album’s lead single “Shell Games” available for free download HERE!

The band is also heading out on tour to support The People’s Key, which is available for pre-order HERE. The new disc drops on February 15th so be sure to put in your order. Check out the full list of dates below as well as the tracklisting.

Bright Eyes Tour Dates in Full:
3/2                  Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Miami, FL
3/3                  House of Blues                                                         Lake Buena Vista, FL
3/4                  Tabernacle                                                                Atlanta, GA
3/5                  Thomas Wolf Auditorium                                     Asheville, NC
3/6                  The National                                                            Richmond, VA
3/8                 Radio City Music Hall ***                                      New York, NY
3/9                  Radio City Music Hall *** (SOLD OUT!) New York, NY
3/10                House Of Blues                                                        Boston, MA
3/11                State Theatre                                                            Portland, ME
3/13                Sound Academy                                                       Toronto, ON
3/14                Royal Oak                                                                  Royal Oak, MI
3/15                Vic Theatre                                                               Chicago, IL
3/17                Ryman Auditorium                                                Nashville, TN
*** Superchunk and Wild Flag support both Radio City shows
Full track list for The People’s Key:
 1 Firewall                                           6 A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key)
2 Shell Games                                    7 Triple Spiral             
3 Jejune Stars                                    8 Beginner’s Mind
4 Approximate Sunlight                    9 Ladder Song           
5 Haile Selassie                                 10 One For You, One For Me

Bright Eyes Return to the Road

For the first time in over three years, folk rockers Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott will be hitting the road for a US tour. Better known as Bright Eyes, the trio will be joined on this tour by an array of talented musicians who helped put together the band’s 7th full-length release. Set for a February 15th release date, The People’s Key is sure to featured a slew of indie classics.

Upcoming Tour Dates
3/2 The Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Miami, FL

3/3 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL

3/4 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA

3/5 Thomas Wolf Auditorium Asheville, NC

3/6 The National Richmond, VA

3/8 Radio City Music Hall *** New York, NY

3/9 Radio City Music Hall *** (SOLD OUT!) New York, NY

3/10 House Of Blues Boston, MA

3/11 State Theatre Portland, ME

3/13 Sound Academy Toronto, ON

3/14 Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI

3/15 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL

3/17 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

*** Superchunk and Wild Flag support both Radio City shows