Video: Stephen Malkmus Covers Bill Callahan


In addition to streaming his new Beck-produced LP, Mirror Traffic, Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus recently took on a few tunes without his usual backing band, the Jicks, for a pair of solo acoustic performances. Last month, he played album cuts “Tigers” and “No One” in Paris before his set at Portland’s Quiet Music Festival this week, which included a shortened rendition of a Bill Callahan fan favorite: Smog’s “Cold Blooded Old Times.” Check out footage of Malkmus’ relatively faithful cover above.