Stephen Malkmus announces Beck-produced album

By | Published on Wednesday 25 May 2011

Stephen Malkmus

Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his fifth solo album via Matador on 22 Aug, it has been announced.

Well, OK, the press release says “post-Pavement album”, not solo album. I’m never sure how we classify The Jicks. Let’s just say it’s a solo album, then we can avoid having a load of pointless waffle in this middle paragraph and just get to the news that Beck has produced it. OK, good.

Entitled ‘Mirror Traffic’, the new record will be last Malkmus album to feature his usual drummer Janet Weiss. She will be replaced by Jake Morris of The Joggers for the ensuing tour, which is soon to be announced.