Friday, August 26, 2011

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Mirror Traffic (Beck CD)

* Steve Keene - "Remixed" Cover Art

When it comes down to true feelings about music, strippers, and/or pizza... I feel like I'm a pretty "honest, fair" kind of guy. With that said, I have a soft spot for exotic dancers and SM's last 2 records: Face the Truth (2005) and Real Emotional Trash (2008) were solid collections! So, if my personal opinion holds any sort of credence ["cred"], then SM & The Jicks' new album will indeed be a true "winner" of a record selection.
Although I've only actually heard 2 tracks from Mirror Traffic thusfar -- "Senator" and "No One Is (As Are I Be)" -- I'm positive that the Beck-produced album will most definitely warrant repeat listens. The pair of 90's Alternative/Indie Rock heroes reportedly laid down the majority of the 15-track collection in 2010. Then temporarily shelved due to Pavement's "Reunion Tour" and Beck's covers initiative [Record Club]. But worry no more; Matador released Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Mirror Traffic on Tues. (August 23rd). Oh yeah... Wayne in Buellton, CA managed to discover the substitute lyric for "blowjob:" corndog.

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