"I know what the Senator wants. What the Senator wants is a blow job!" Malky has not sounded this energetic since 2008's "Gardenia." Tossing off odd ball lines about smoking weed in his truck and being invisible, the music builds in paranoic tension until it releases into a final verse and chorus. Carrying the momentum of the entire song through a soft, swift, bridge in which he chants repeatedly, "You are fading fast... You are gone..." Stephen Malkmus explodes elegantly into one of the best, to-the-point, yet exuberantly emotive guitar solos of his entire brilliant career. Hopefully this an indicator of what's in store for us Jicks fans on Mirror Traffic.