Stephen Malkmus will release his 7th album “Sparkle Hard” on May 18th thru Matador Records & Domino Records.




He’s already released the amazing single “Middle America” which sounds just like a Stephen Malkmus song should sound, that slack rock sound. And now comes a short film aptly titled “Sparkle Hard: The Movie”.



On the new album there’s a collaboration with Kim Gordon on “Refute”, which was the latest single released that followed “Shiggy” and the already mentioned “Middle America”.

In this mini documentary directed by the graceful Brook Linder, who has directed videos for Spoon, Wolf Parade, Grimes, Beck, Operators, NIN, handles the duties of presenting Malkmus hitting Tennis balls and riding in a horse and playing acoustic guitar, amongst other activities.

It’s a great short film that deserves your attention if you’ve ever been a fan of any of the aforementioned bands.

Don’t forget that Malkmus will be playing the Casbah, in what will sure be a memorable show, on Friday July 20th.


by: Alfredo Tellez / Edith Morales