Watch Stephen Malkmus Do Rare Solo Gig, Play Pavement Songs

    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]

    “Range Life”

    “Heaven Is A Truck”

    “Shady Lane”

    “Give It A Day”

    “Spit On A Stranger”


    “Blue Arrangements”

    “No One Is (As I Are Be)”

    “Trigger Cut”