Stephen Malkmus Shares Solo Acoustic ‘Solid Silk’ Performance


Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks recently released Sparkle Hard, the seventh solo album from the former Pavement frontman. While Malkmus is joined by a full band for the version of “Solid Silk” found on Sparkle Hard, he just issued video featuring a gorgeous solo rendition of the song.

Stephen Malkmus performed “Solid Silk” on a sun-flecked Oregon afternoon back in January. Malkmus enlisted Brook Linder to direct the acoustic video found below. The singer-songwriter recently played “Solid Silk” backed by The Jicks as part of his Saturday Sessions set for CBS This Morning, which shows off the contrast between the acoustic and electric versions.

Check out the acoustic performance of “Solid Silk” below:

Here’s the electrified “Solid Silk” from CBS This Morning:

Malkmus & The Jicks continue a tour in support of Sparkle Hard with a West Coast run that begins at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California on July 17.

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