Last year, Stephen Malkmus moved to Berlin with his family, and now German fans can be treated with surprise sightings of the indie king. Just the thing happened a few months ago when Malkmus turned up at the Museum Ludwig in Köln to play a solo show.
As to be expected of a summer show at a musuem, the set was a laidback affair, finding Malkmus pulling from all over this lengthy catalog. Included were a number of Pavement classics like “Range Life” and “Unfair” (which he’d never played solo before), as well as selections from his latest album with the Jicks and a cover of a Silver Jews tune (“Blue Arrangements”). It’s all low-key and in good spirit, and it makes us want to move to Germany immediately. Watch all ten songs below. [Buzz Feed]
“Heaven Is A Truck”
“Give It A Day”
“Spit On A Stranger”
“No One Is (As I Are Be)”