Listen: Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Cover Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”

The band also covered The Carpenters and Pink Floyd

Stephen Malkmus, former frontman for the 90’s band Pavement, gets it.

Malkmus describes Nirvana as “pop music with a metal twist” and a mix of Guns N’ Roses and The Pixies with a frontman that “has tantrums sometimes”.

Shortly after this epiphany, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks performed Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” at the 5th Annual Quiet Music Festival in Portland. Keyboardist Mike Clark describes the set as “intimate, unusual, and idiosyncratic,” which includes experimental covers of Minutemen, Pink Floyd and The Carpenters.

The performance was recorded by Seth Lorinczi using a vintage 2-track 1/4” tape deck and is available for purchase.

Listen to the full performance below.