Watch Stephen Malkmus' solo acoustic "Middle America" video; see him and The Jicks at the TLA this June - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks | photo via the artist’s Facebook page

Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus — who performs solo these days with his band The Jicks — will be making a stop in Philly this summer, but in the meantime he’s shared a video for the band’s new song “Middle America.” This solo version sees Malkmus alone with an acoustic guitar, his familiar raw-edged vocals filling the room. Malkmus sits in front of a few windows, and outside you can tell it’s winter — but between the indoor tropical plants and the song’s warm and sunny tune, it’s like summer’s come a bit early.

“Middle America” is the band’s first single since 2014; a studio version can be found here. Watch the video below. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks play the TLA on June 16. Find tickets more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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