Through most of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks’ “No One Is (As I Are Be)” clip, all we see is Malkmus singing and making droll faces at the camera while seemingly random athletic footage is projected on his face. But towards the end, the video suddenly becomes an absolutely adorable reel of Malkmus and various children, including his own, running through a park and playing with one of those gigantic parachute things. Check it out at the New York Times‘ Arts Beat blog.
Also, more Malkmus! At a recent solo show acoustic show in Paris, the man busted out a cover of Smog’s beloved ’90s indie nugget “Cold Blooded Old Times.” Here’s the video:
Malkmus and the Jicks’ new Beck-produced album Mirror Traffic arrives tomorrow on Matador.