Cover Alert | Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Cover Taylor Swift

Though he said no to reuniting with his Pavement bandmates, Stephen Malkmus couldn’t say no to his daughter’s request that he and his band The Jicks cover Taylor Swift’s single, “Blank Space.” In the video below posted by the children’s music charity MyMusicRx, Malkmus and The Jicks debut the cover at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon during a YOU WHO Family Rock Show.

If watching Malkmus read lyrics off his phone before launching into a ripping guitar solo (it seriously rips) to close out a cover of a current pop song isn’t your thing, there’s also video of the band’s original, “Lariat,” from last year’s album, Wig Out At Jagbags, recorded at the same Portland appearance.

[Hat Tip –The FADER]