Hear Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Perform Stripped-Down Covers of Nirvana + Minutemen
Last year, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks made an appearance at the fifth-annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland, and they used the occasion to play what guitarist Mike Clark calls “an intimate, unusual, and idiosyncratic set of re-arranged songs, one-off covers, and deep rarities.” Now, you can stream the full set, which includes their takes on Nirvana, Minutemen and more.
The set opened with a cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind classic “Come As You Are” followed by Malkmus’ solo cut “Deado.” (Clark wrote it may be the only time the band plays the “ultra-rare” song live.) The Jicks also delivered their takes on Minutemen’s “History Lesson Part II” and the Carpenters’ “Rainy Days and Mondays” alongside songs from Malkmus’ solo and Jicks catalogs. Srream the live set -- which was recorded to an analog two-track 1/4 tape deck -- below and purchase it for $9 at Quiet Music Festival’s Bandcamp.
The Jicks last released Wig Out at Jagbags in 2014. The Secret History Vol. 1, the first in a series of Pavement compilations, arrived back in August.