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.