I was in Chicago for the last couple of days, enjoying the company of the good people of the Midwest. Think I’m In Love popped up in very random places (i.e., a café, on the TV, in a cyanide sunglasses shop, and somewhere deep in my imagination). That was very weird to me.
Mirror Traffic, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ new Beck-produced LP, is due out on August 23 via Matador in the U.S., but today — thanks to a listing by the U.K. label, Domino Records — we can preview the full tracklist, which reveals that “Senator,” a tune Malkmus unveiled live in Portland a few years back, has made the cut.
According to Malkmus, “68% of the tracking, vocals included, took place on one day, a first for me,” he wrote on his official site. “We pretty much left it all out there.” While longtime Jicks drummer Janet Weiss did contribute to the recording, she has since left the band, opting to focus on her other project, Wild Flag. So, without further ado, check out the tracklist and download/stream “Senator” below: