​Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Share "Middle America" Ahead of North American Tour

​Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Share 'Middle America' Ahead of North American Tour
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' last album arrived as 2014's Wig Out at Jagbags, but the Portland-based band have finally returned with some new material and plans to take it out on the road.
The former Pavement frontman and his current band have unveiled a new single titled "Middle America," and along with that, Malkmus and co. have revealed a stretch of dates across the U.S. and Canada this summer.
The group will kick off a North American tour in St. Paul, MN, on June 1, eventually winding north in to Canada for dates in Toronto on June 9 and Montreal on June 11. They'll return for one more stop north of the border in Vancouver on August 3.
Prior to catching the band live, though, you can get a listen to their latest musical offering. The country-tinged "Middle America" tackles life's existential crisis of passing time, as well as the little things in everyday life — like getting shitfaced and blushing the colour of cough syrup.
A press release also hints that more new material may be on the way, and fans who catch the band live this summer may be treated to a further preview of it.
See the full list of upcoming shows below, then hit play to stream "Middle America."
Tour dates:
06/01 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
06/02 Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room at Colectivo
06/03 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
06/05 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
06/06 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
06/07 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
06/08 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
06/09 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
06/11 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
06/12 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
06/14 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/16 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
06/17 Washington, DC - Black Cat
06/19 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
06/20 Athens, GA - The Georgia Theatre
06/21 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
06/22 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
06/23 Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
07/17 Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre
07/18 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
07/22 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
07/25 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
07/26 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
07/27 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
07/28 Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
07/29 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
07/31 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
08/01 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
08/03 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
08/04 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
08/05 Portland, OR - Star Theater