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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks — “Refute” ft. Kim Gordon

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks received an assist from Kim Gordon for the new single “Refute” off the band’s forthcoming album Sparkle Hard. The former Sonic Youth bassist shows off a softer side as she lends her vocals to a lovely, slightly country-tinged duet with Malkmus.

“Refute” is the third single — following “Middle America” and “Shiggy,”  — off the new album, which drops on May 18. The band kicks off a U.S. tour on June 1.

Sparkle Hard is the first Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album since 2014’s Wig Out at Jagbags.