STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS
Supported by BEARHUG
FRI 05 OCT @ 7:00PM
- OVER 18'S $44 + BF
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DOORS 8PM / BEARHUG 8.15PM / STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS 9.45PM .
Because of diversion of the utterly fantastic PAVEMENT world tour, it is not since 2009 that we have had the pleasure of the company of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks in Australia. We have, however, had the pleasure of the 2011 release of the excellent Mirror Traffic album, a split 7’ with LA Guns and other recorded delights to keep us going until now when they FINALLY pack the ultra long distance suitcases, keep the liquids in their carry-on luggage under 100ml and head to Australia for their 2012 Mirror Traffic Tour. Hooray
Mirror Traffic was recorded at LA’s Sunset Sound Studios and at the home of the album’s producer, Beck and has been rated by many as a career best and their most energized set to date. As the first producer to work with Malkmus since Pavement, Beck has drawn out a set of performances that ring with clarity and inventiveness. Gone are the long guitar workouts and jams that marked the last couple Jicks albums, replaced with a sharply defined focus and more colorful depth of field. With nearly half the tracks clocking in under three minutes, Mirror Traffic flashes by with a lightness of touch; a decision that band and producer found easy to take.
For someone who has occasionally enjoyed a reputation for throwing ideas into the air and seeing where they land, Mirror Traffic is a confident, heartfelt, direct record and it feels great to a genius in full flight.