Stephen Malkmus told Spin that his band‚ the Jicks‚ are planning on returning to the studio in June to record their follow up to Real Emotional Trash‚ with release plans in late 2009 or early 2010.
This is great news considering‚ one‚ that it's Malkmus‚ and two‚ the Jicks -- Janet Weiss on drums‚ Joanna Bolme on bass and Mike Clark on keys and guitar -- is a phenomenal band. Here's Malkmus singing a few tunes from 2005's Face the Truth in an elevator. (The first half is great; the second half the sound is screwy.)