Stephen Malkmus his new album is out now

Originally recorded live in Cologne in 2012 with Von Spar, Stephen Malkmus' cover of Can's album Ege Bamyasi is now available to stream

In 2012, Stephen Malkmus and the Cologne-based band Von Spar performed Cans album 'Ege Bamyasi' (1972) in its entirety at Week-End Fest to celebrate the record’s 40th anniversary. Domino Records (UK) and Matador Records (US) later released the recording Can’s Ege Bamyasi as a limited vinyl pressing of 3,500 copies for Record Store Day.

And now – eight years later – we’ve finally gotten around to putting it on the internet. As of today, the performance is available across DSPs. Listen to Malkmus and friends take a spin on one of German psychedelic music’s defining documents HERE.

Watch a short documentary on the concert featuring Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit HERE.

One year ago, Malkmus released his third solo LP without the Jicks, Traditional Techniques. Informed by a half-century of folk-rock reference points, the album draws from a whole new musical palette ­– including a variety of Afghani instruments – to support an ache both quizzical and contemporary.

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