Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' new album, Wig Out at Jagbags, is currently streaming ahead of its official release date of January 6th via Domino Records (January 7th in the U.S. via Matador).

"Wig Out at Jagbags is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen Malkmus-imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, Sic Alps, UVA in the late 80's, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townshend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010's," claims Malkmus. Find out for yourself below.

Our top pick is 'Houston Hades'. It's very good indeed.