Watch Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks perform melancholy track ‘Solid Silk’ on CBS This Morning

The band swung by to play tracks from their new album ‘Sparkle Hard’

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks played tracks from their new album Sparkle Hard on CBS This Morning this week (29 June.)

You can watch footage of their performance of melancholy new track ‘Solid Silk’, below.

Malkmus also sat down for an interview in which he discussed his status as an indie legend following his past life in Pavement, his on going influence in the indie scene and losing his voice after getting ill on tour.


When asked about being called the “dad of Indie rock”, the 52-year-old singer joked, “I’d rather be the dad than the granddad, or great granddad.”

Malkmus rose to prominence in California indie rock bank Pavement, whose debut album, ‘Slanted and Enchanted’ was released in 1992.

However, after five albums, Pavement went on hiatus in 1999. Malkmus went on to form Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks in 2000. The band released their first album, ‘Stephen Malkmus’ in 2001.

Their latest effort, ‘Sparkle Hard’, was released in May this year and features tracks including ‘Cast Off,’ ‘Solid Silk’ and ‘Future Suite’.


Earlier this year, Stephen Malkmus played down the chances of Pavement reforming in time for the 30th anniversary of the band.

Despite Pavement reforming for anniversary gigs in 2009, Malkmus said he didn’t think another reunion was likely.

“I’m not so keen on it right now,” Malkmus told Kyle Meredith in an interview. “We put our heart into this record [new album with The Jicks, ‘Sparkle Hard’]. And I have some other tricks up my sleeve. Combine that with things like my wife’s career and family. I’m full time with my life, so I don’t know if I have time for a Pavement reunion.”