Jan 9, 2008

Real Emotional Trash Album Cover

"Real Emotional Trash" is the fourth album from Stephen Malkmus (legend), with or without The Jicks, this one with. It will be released on March 4 on Matador. Here is the album cover. I think it's a bit garish, with the colours clashing and all. But as long as the music is great, I won't be too concerned. This album features Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney) as a full time drummer and from all reports the sound is sprawling and full of rollicking guitar jams. The first song "Baltimore" certainly indicates that. Come on Malkmus, bring the glory one more time.

MP3: Baltimore


  • At January 09, 2008 , Blogger Karen said...

    I kinda like it. I think it looks like a psychedelic snail giving birth to an owl ;)

  • At February 17, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the cover = woodstock


  • At March 02, 2008 , Blogger Colin said...

    i'm listening to it as i type. on track 2 as of right now. now. hopscotch willie. got it a bit ahead of time. the problem i'm having is that, well it's good. the problem i'm having is that, well it's really good. the thing is, and don't take this wrongly - it's not a negative toward the album - is that i saw them in jan 2007 three times on the pre release tour (pre recording tour, really.) i guess they wanted to road test the material before hitting the studio. it was the first tour with the marvelous ms weiss and they just fucking blew the shit out of things. mustachioed malkmus was beyond full form for all 3 shows i caught, smiling larger whilst onstage than i'd ever seen before. it was so huge and spontaneous and fun. how could you catch that in a studio? the record is sounding like a different animal now than those few shows. same genes. real emotional trash. nothing too surprising so far, but when the music in question is coming from the jicks we needn't a 'kid a.'

  • At March 02, 2008 , Blogger Colin said...

    just wanted to add.....
    when i saw those 3 shows i told enyone who'd listen that malkmus had written his best material to date. maybe you can almost tell when you hear the record. what's cool is when you go to the show you can bet it'll be even better.


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