Stephen Malkmus and his Jicks have been conquering festivals and touring the world since the release of their fine second album, Real Emotional Trash. At a recent stop in their home base of Portland, the band broke out a new track, titled "Senator," that is in line with the proggier, epic, stoner rock that the band has been traveling in recently. I'm not sure if this song has anything to do with senatorial misconduct, but there are some "I know what the senator wants" in the chorus.
The Jicks don't really have any dates on the docket, but they are reportedly working on a new album. [Pitchfork]