MALKMUS AND HIS JICKS BRING THE SUMMER, BABE WITH NEW SINGLE

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 24/02/12

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Summer is on its way! It's helped not only by the degree of tilt the Earth's axis has in relation to the Sun, but also Portland's own sunshine merchants: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks. They're coaxing the clouds from the sky with the release of a new single from their recent and universally excellent full-length Mirror Traffic. It's called "Stick Figures In Love" and it's out on Monday the 2nd of April.

Produced by the one and only Beck Hansen (or just "Mr Beck" to you and me), "Stick Figures In Love" is a slice of up-tempo guitar-flecked gorgeousness driven by a relentless churning strum. It also features a sweetly off-the-cuff vocal delivery from Malkmus; background interjections and studio chat all left in.

"Stick Figures In Love" will be available via digital download.

And you can listen to it right here, right now: